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Old 05-30-2002
How to keep white space from being deleted using read

I am using Posix shell to write a script. The problem I am having is that when I use the read command to go through a file I lose the tabs. How can I keep this from happening?

Last edited by keelba; 05-30-2002 at 03:13 PM..
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Old 05-30-2002
Try putting:
IFS=""
before the read.

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