Bourne variable unset outside while()

Polytropon freebsd at
Fri May 9 14:45:56 UTC 2014

On Fri, 9 May 2014 06:42:45 +0000, Ivailo A. Tanusheff wrote:
> Hi,
> I think you can check out this:
> So I sugest you do the same trick or use different approach - awk or something like this.

This actually works (and is a good idea to get rid of my suggested
`awk ...` call per each line of input). In "here documents", variable
expansion can be used. If the input will be coming from a file
instead, using < /the/file can be done.


	fs="freebsd-ufs gprootfs 1G
	freebsd-swap gpswapfs 1G
	freebsd-ufs gpvarfs 1G"

	while read -r fstype fslabel fssize; do
	        labels="${labels} ${fslabel}"
	done << EOF

	echo "labels = ${labels}"

The result is:

	labels =  gprootfs gpswapfs gpvarfs

There's a leading space because at the first addition, ${labels}
is empty, a space and the 1st entry are then added. The awk approach
didn't have that "bug", erm... feature. ;-)

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