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[Discuss] Bourne Shell variable assignment question

On Thu, Dec 15, 2011 at 03:57:04PM -0500, Jerry Feldman wrote:
> I have not done my homework on this as much as I should.
> A coworker needs to set variable names and values input from another
> file. Normally, I would source that file, but he specifically wants to
> parse the file.
> So, in simple terms, he has a file that has something like:
> var1=foo
> Instead of sourcing he wants to parse the file using readline so he

Readline is a library for that command line apps can use for command
editing and history. It's not part of the shell, and I don't think it can
be used the way you're suggesting.


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