B20.1 -- bash issue (maybe bash, maybe something else)
Mon Jul 26 00:37:00 GMT 1999
If I type (at the prompt):
echo qwer asdf zxcv | read a b c
shouldn't I get "qwer" from $a?
Well, it's not setting $a to "qwer" .. Perhaps this is because read is
executed as another process and when read exits, its environment space
is discarded (discarding the value of $a that I needed)..... I don't
think this is the desired behavior.. I can do it in ksh on solaris, and
it does what I expect... in cygwin-bash I'm not getting what I
expect..... Please explain...
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