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Re: "read"

From: Doug Kearns
Subject: Re: "read"
Date: Tue, 12 Mar 2002 23:39:30 +0000
User-agent: Mutt/1.3.27i

On Tue, Mar 12, 2002 at 12:46:41PM +0100, Gabor Kiss [Bitman] wrote:
> Dear folks,
> bash(1) man page should be extended a bit. :-)
>        read [-er] [-a aname] [-p prompt] [name ...]
>               ...
>               Common pitfalls:
>                       command | read var
>               In this construct the outermost shell forks a subprocess
>               for "read". "Read" sets variable "var" _in_his_own_
>               environment, that will not effect the calling shell's
>               environment.

See question E4 in the FAQ.


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