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From: Paul Jarc
Subject: Re: (no subject)
Date: Thu, 06 Sep 2001 12:14:09 -0400
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Richard Truitt Pickler <address@hidden> wrote:
> Any way I try and set IFS to a <newline> it crashes bash.
...
> IFS='\n'

This shouldn't work.  (But it also shouln't crash bash.)  This should
work:
IFS='
'
or this, if your bash is new enough:
IFS=$'\n'
But maybe you want this instead:
while read line; do
  echo "$line"
done < file


paul



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