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.


1aaaaaaaaaaa .

The script is


cat $1 | while read file
echo $file

I invoke the script as 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.
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It's not the read, it's the shell expansion and argument handling in the echo line.


echo "$file"


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