7.13 Reading User Input


7.13 Reading User Input

The read command reads a line of text from the standard input and stores the text in a variable. For example, the following command stores the input in $ var :

 read  var  

This is a built-in shell command. It's useful to a certain extent, and when used in conjunction with other shell features not mentioned in this book, you can do some more interesting things, but at a certain point you have to ask yourself when enough is enough.




How Linux Works
How Linux Works: What Every Superuser Should Know
ISBN: 1593270356
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2004
Pages: 189
Authors: Brian Ward

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