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Re: read only works from a tty


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: read only works from a tty
Date: Wed, 03 Dec 2003 09:54:29 -0500

> prompt> echo "This is a test" | read bar
> prompt> echo $bar
> 
> prompt>bash --version
> GNU bash, version 2.05b.0(1)-release
> (powerpc-apple-darwin7.0)
> Copyright (C) 2002 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
> 
> bar is not getting set.  read only seems to work from
> a tty.  Since
> Macs /bin/sh is actually bash it breaks some of my
> shell scripts.

Please read the Bash FAQ, question E4.

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