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Old 07-09-2009, 09:55 AM   #1
eantoranz
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Hi!

I'm working on a shell script for csh (not bash). I need to be able to call a read binary (as it's not a built in) but it's not available on ubuntu (at least not according to apt-file).

Where can I find a package for it? Or maybe the source so I can build it?

Thanks in advance.
 
Old 07-10-2009, 04:56 AM   #2
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How about trying a google search first? Certainly you're not the first person to come up against this difficulty.

Google search: csh read
 
Old 07-10-2009, 05:04 PM   #3
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Thanks for your reply, David. I think I didn't do that search because I had google blinders saying "while read". My fault, anyway.

Now that could work for my needs but I need to be able to set a timeout for the read operation. Is it possible to do that? Perhaps with some black magic signals/killing trickery somehow?
 
  


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