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Old 11-15-2004, 06:51 AM   #1
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reading file, bash script


hi
I'm writing a script that should read a number from a file and store it in a variable. I just can't find out how to read from a file and store the value read in a variable within the script.
Can anybody help here??
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Old 11-15-2004, 07:20 AM   #2
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try
Code:
var=$(cat /some/file)
 
Old 11-15-2004, 08:59 AM   #3
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thanks alot, that was what I was looking for.
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Old 11-15-2004, 09:13 AM   #4
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And a faster equivalent:
Code:
var=$(</some/file)
 
  


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