Re: Probably very stupid script/bash question
On Tue, 04 Mar 2008 18:46:05 +0100
Brian <Brian_dorling@t-online.de> wrote:
> I could not get this to work, the shell complains:
> ./dirvish-mail.sh: 98: Syntax error: redirection unexpected
Interesting to note that this does not work under busybox. I think
this is rather an esoteric but often useful bash feature. (It also
needs /proc so is not available in some special cases.)
> The other solution from Alex:
> >> echo "$teststring" | ( read A B C D E F; )
> Of course, both solutions work perfectly under bash.
This should not have worked under bash either since it is still running
in a sub-shell, so the variables are lost when read finishes.