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Re: bash and read -u


From: Wilhelm Mueller
Subject: Re: bash and read -u
Date: 15 May 2001 15:23:43 +0200

>>>>> On Mon, 14 May 2001 19:57:12 -0400, "Mordechai T. Abzug" <address@hidden> 
>>>>> said:

    Morty> The ksh read builtin has a really nifty -u N option to get input from
    Morty> filedescriptor N instead of from stdin.  It would be useful if bash
    Morty> read got that option, too.

Why not use this:

while read <&3 host; do
      echo host: $host
      ssh $host uname -s -r # this command may mess with stdin
done 3<<EOM
highlander
red-sonja
conan
gabrielle
EOM

-- Wilhelm



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