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Shell scripting adding text to top of file

Hi this is quite simple i am sure but without using awk or sed i need to add text to the top of a file this is what i have got so far

#!bin/bash
echo "Add text to top of file"
read line
echo $line >> file1

This adds the text to the bottom of the file can some1 please help cheers
# 2  
Why do you need to do it without using sed or awk?
# 3  
because i am learning shell scripting from a dummies type book and in the exercises at the back it says to do it without using sed or ack which we have not been taught yet so i could not anyway. Please help it is driving me crazy
# 4  
i have managed to do it by directing the contents of the line to a temp file and then adding the contents of the file to the temp file and put all the contents of the temp file in the original file but there must be a better way to do it?
# 5  
Code:
ex - infile<<!
1i
New text
.
x
!


... or, of course, the obvious echo/printf;cat ...
# 6  
Quote:
Originally Posted by radoulov
Code:
ex - infile<<!
1i
New text
.
x
!

this is too "advanced" for him either.Smilie
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Code:
echo "Add text to top of file"
read line
(echo $line; cat file1) > file2
mv file2 file1

 

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