Bug 3200 - shell read command does not behave as expected
Summary: shell read command does not behave as expected
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 8894
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: pdksh
Version: 5.2
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Lawrence
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 1999-06-01 21:08 UTC by ron.kyles
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2001-05-29 18:00:46 UTC

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Description ron.kyles 1999-06-01 21:08:11 UTC
The following script returns nulls in the read command
arguments; however if you comment out the read command, awk
will print the field variables:


IFS=' '

    echo "1;/usr/tistar/bin/flpnm.asc;Name;Ascending;lp_" |
    awk -F\; '{if(NR == tc) {printf("%s %s %s %s\n", $2, $3,
$4, $5)}}' tc=1 | \
    read file field sortorder value
    echo $file $field $sortorder $value

Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 1999-07-23 09:11:59 UTC
This is still a problem in pdksh-5.2.14-1.

Comment 2 Jeff Johnson 1999-09-02 18:09:59 UTC
The fix won't be in Red Hat 6.1. I'm preserving the bug by changing
the state to REMIND.

Comment 3 Trond Eivind Glomsrxd 2001-05-29 18:01:05 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 8894 ***

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