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Old 06-25-2002, 06:51 PM   #1
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I have this script:

#!/bin/bash
echo -n "Type a line:"
read input
echo "You entered" $input

A sample run for the above script:
Type a line: linux is great !!
You entered linux is great !!

The problem is that the read command ignores all the tab characters that I enter. Is there a way to accept and display the
used input exactly the way it has been entered ?
 
Old 06-25-2002, 06:54 PM   #2
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Unfortunately the earlier post did not show the tab characters that were present when I typed "linux is great". There were a few tabs before the word linux.
Sorry if the earlier post was confusing.
Thanks.
 
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