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Provide 2 inputs when prompts

Hi All,

I am a novice to UNIX, i need to know is there a way to provide 2 inputs when the shell prompts and i need to assign those 2 values to 2 separate variables. I dont want to give those values as a arguments (while running the script).

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You can either ask for them one by one, like:

echo -n Please enter first value:
read VALUE1
echo -n Please enter second value:
read VALUE2

or you can read them both at once.

echo -n Enter two values, separated by blanks:

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