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Re: [Help-bash] Is there a way to read the first empty field in a TSV in
Re: [Help-bash] Is there a way to read the first empty field in a TSV input?
Thu, 5 Oct 2017 23:37:35 +0200
On Thu, Sep 28, 2017 at 12:05:10PM -0400, Greg Wooledge wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 28, 2017 at 10:56:14AM -0500, Peng Yu wrote:
> > Hi,
> > The following example shows that the variable "a" gets the value of
> > "x" which is the 2nd field of the input. I'd like "a" to always get
> > the first field even it may be empty. Is possible with bash?
> > ~$ IFS=$'\t' read -r a b c <<< $'\t'x$'\t'y
> 2) Convert the separators into some other character that bash treats
> the way you want.
> For example:
> IFS=$'\005' read -r a b c < <(tr $'\t' $'\005' <<< $'\tx\ty')
IFS=$'\005' read -r A B C D < <(tr $'\t' $'\005' <<< $'\t2\t4')
I'm a bit confused, is IFS=$'\005' treated as a field?
If so I would expect $A= ,$B=2,$C= ,$D=4 an so on...
But I get $A= ,$B=2,$C=4,$D= , while echoing \"$'\t2\t4'\"
return " 2 4" correctly.
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