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  1. #1
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    Unanswered: read line from file

    I found this link, while searching for what I am trying to do:

    http://www.dbforums.com/showthread.php?t=1200419

    I am trying to do a similar thing, read a line from one file and use that line for something else. I can't get the code in this thread to work though???

    Can someone help me.
    Thanks

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    Cool


    Maybe you should follow all the thread's instructions and read the manual.

    The person who says it can't be done should not interrupt the person doing it. -- Chinese proverb

  3. #3
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    Thanks for that!!

    I acutally DID a 'man read' , and 'info read' which my computer gave me a generic page saying that it is part of the bash builtin!! I also already used the other link, but I don't understand how to use 'read' to do what I would like it to do.

    I did actually spend quite a bit of time searching for what I want, and testing code that I think will work. I couldn't find the answer so I came here

    Thanks!

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    double post!

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidcollins001

    I am trying to do a similar thing, read a line from one file and use that line for something else. I can't get the code in this thread to work though???
    Obviously, you should change something and make it work.

    That's probably as specific as I can get, given the highly detailed explanation of your problem, your posted code, and the sample of the results you're getting.

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