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echo thing | read thang


From: Philip Lijnzaad
Subject: echo thing | read thang
Date: 01 Aug 2001 23:31:20 +0100

I came across what I consider strange behaviour: 

  echo iiiiiiiiiii | if read x ; then echo "a $x b" ; fi

gives 

  a iiiiiiiiiii b

but 

  echo iiiiiiiiiii | read x  && echo "a $x b" 

gives 

  a b


I consider this a bug, but I'm happy to be told that it's not. 

(I was actually exploring why on earth echo foo | read bar; echo $bar does
not work; I consider this a bug as well, perhaps not as 'blatant' as the
above one, but puzzling nonetheless). This is using an admittedly oldish
version 2.01.0(1)-release (i486-pc-linux-gnu). Cheers,

                                                                      Philip

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