Reading a line including spaces


 
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Reading a line including spaces

Hi All,

I have a script that reads a file and echo it back to std out.

Test.txt

1aaaaaaaaaaa .

The script is ReadLine.sh

#!/bin/ksh

cat $1 | while read file
do
echo $file
done

I invoke the script as ReadLine.sh Test.txt

The output that I get is

1aaaaaaaaaaa .

The read command seems to truncate the spaces and I need to print all the spaces between the text and the '.'

Any ideas.
Thanks
Ben.
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It's not the read, it's the shell expansion and argument handling in the echo line.

Try

Code:
echo "$file"

 

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