How to read a value from a file and store in a variable?

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Old 05-05-2014
How to read a value from a file and store in a variable?

I have a file service.xml which has following content:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<Service Ver="2.31.13"/>

I want to read the value of Ver (that is 2.31.13) and assign to a variable which i further use.
Please help me in that.
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Old 05-05-2014
var=$(awk -F'"' '/<Service/{print $2}' service.xml)
echo $var

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Old 05-05-2014
thanks Smilie..that worked
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Old 05-07-2014
SomeHow that is not working when i include in my MakeFile.

it results <Service Ver="2.31.14"/>

Is there any ohther way than awk ?

---------- Post updated at 05:43 AM ---------- Previous update was at 04:13 AM ----------

grep "Ver" service.xml | cut -d '"' -f2 worked fine .

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