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Old 05-18-2002
Data assign to variable

why i can't use this command:

echo $arg | cut -c 1,2 | read remainArg or
echo $arg | cut -c 1,2 | read $remainArg

so that the result will be assign to remainArg.

Anyway to do this? Smilie
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Old 05-18-2002
With ksh your first example will work. With older shells, the read was being executed in a subshell.
 
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