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Mon, 26 Jan 2009 07:13:32 +0100
Mozilla-Thunderbird 126.96.36.199 (X11/20090103)
In comp.unix.shell  somebody wondered about
IFS=: read a b <<< a:b; echo "'$a' '$b'"
ending up in
'a b' ''
Korn and Z seem to behave different. I see that across all my available
Bash versions. I remember the colon to be special in some way (was it
hostnames in a file path?), but I don't know.
If this is intended behaviour, can you tell me why (it's gone with
quoting/escaping, of course)?
- The colon,
Jan Schampera <=