[kwlug-disc] bash question tab separated values
richard at weait.com
Fri Nov 6 08:07:16 EST 2009
On Thu, Nov 5, 2009 at 11:37 PM, Robert P. J. Day <rpjday at crashcourse.ca> wrote:
> can't you just set the internal field separator before reading in
> the file in a bash loop:
> while read v1 v2 v3 ...etc... v10 ; do
> ... whatever with v1 v2 v3 ...
> done < inputfile
> the proper way to set the IFS would be (from experience), typing the
> first quote, then a ^v, followed by pressing the TAB key, then
> finishing off with the closing quote. the ^v means "take the next
> character absolutely literally."
> i just tested that and it seems to work.
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