How can I parse a record found in /etc/passwd into variables?

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Old 12-17-2007
Originally Posted by prowla
This should work:

grep "^oracle:" /etc/passwd | read s
USER=`echo $s | cut -d: -f1`
HOME=`echo $s | cut -d: -f6`

That will only work in ksh. But if that works, so would:
grep "^oracle:" /etc/passwd | IFS=":" read user xpass uid gid gcos home shell
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