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Old 06-13-2005, 02:12 PM   #1
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Bash script text line into an array

I am trying to read a command and pipe each line into an array.

I want to read:
$chkconfig --list

After I read that command I want to parse each line into 2-d array.
I figure out out to get first line with awk, but not sure how to make it loop till EOF.

$chkconfig --list, when output is just one big text word. It does not preserve the newlines. I wish I token on newlines instead "6:off", because we know runlevel 6 will be off(or should be)

Anyone got in good resources I could look at?

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Old 06-13-2005, 05:49 PM   #2
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This might work:

chkconfig --list | while read line

chkconfig --list | while read line
 set -- $line # and use $1, $2, $3, etc instead of array indexes.


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