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Re: Probably very stupid script/bash question

Brian wrote:

> The following does not (the value is empty):
> echo "$teststring" | { read A B C D E F; }
> echo "Data received = $E Bytes"  <--- $E is empty
> I assume it has something to do with the read command being executed in
> a subshell.


> So how can I extract the parts I want into variables to use them later
> on in the script?

$ teststring='field1 field2 field3'
$ set -- $teststring
$ echo $2


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