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Re: [BUG] builtin read from pipe (echo foo | read) does not affect the r


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: [BUG] builtin read from pipe (echo foo | read) does not affect the result variable
Date: Wed, 12 Dec 2001 08:44:55 -0500

> Under RedHat Linux 7.0 (i386) (this may affect other Linux distributions and
> versions), the "read" builtin function does consume a line from standard
> input, BUT it does not perform the variable assignment, when the standard
> input is coming from a shell pipe.

Read the Bash FAQ, question E4.

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