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Bash read command

Jun 27, 2019, 13:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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Read is a bash builtin command that reads the contents of a line into a variable. It allows for word splitting that is tied to the special shell variable IFS. It is primarily used for catching user input but can be used to implement functions taking input from standard input.

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