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# 1  
Old 10-21-2010
MySQL How to avoid the truncating of multiple spaces into a single space while reading a line from a file?

consider the small piece of code
Code:
while read line
do
echo $line
done < example

content of example file
Code:
sadasdasdasdsa                          erwerewrwr  ergdgdfgf rgerg             erwererwr

the output is like
Code:
sadasdasdasdsa erwerewrwr ergdgdfgf rgerg erwererwr

the multiple spaces are getting truncated while reading, is there any way to avoid that??Smilie
# 2  
Old 10-21-2010
Quote the variable:
Code:
echo "$line"

# 3  
Old 10-21-2010
Quote:
Originally Posted by Franklin52
Quote the variable:
Code:
echo "$line"

Thankyou Franklin.....Smilie
# 4  
Old 04-05-2011
This will still truncate any leading and trailing spaces.

If you need to keep them you can just use read and REPLY:

Code:
while read
do
    echo "$REPLY"
done < example

# 5  
Old 04-05-2011
MySQL

Thank you ChublerSmilie

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