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Old 04-03-2014
Preserve spaces while reading character character

Hi All,

I am trying to read a file character by character,

while read -n1 char; do
echo -e  "$char\c"
done  < /home/shak/testprogram/words

Newyork       is a very  good city.


I need to preserve the spaces as thats an important requirement.

especially multiple spaces.

Thanks for your help guys,this is an amazing place to be for newbies

I have searched this forum but I dint find a similar question

# 2  
Old 04-03-2014
while IFS="" read -r -n1 char

does the trick.
BTW echo -e and echo -n are not portable, better get used to printf:
printf "%c" "$char"

printf "$char"

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Old 04-04-2014
use printf "%c" "$char"
printf "$char" will break if there is "%" character read.
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# 4  
Old 04-08-2014
Indeed this a lovely place to be.

Thanks MadeinGermany and rdrtx1 you guys are wonderful.
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