line - Reads one line from standard input
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The line command copies one line, up to and including a
newline, from standard input and writes it to standard
output. Use this command within a shell command file to
read from your terminal. The line command always writes
at least a newline character.
The line utility has no internationalization features and
is marked LEGACY in XCU Issue 5. Use the read utility
To read a line from the keyboard and append it to a file,
enter: echo 'Enter comments for the log:' echo ': \c' line
This shell procedure displays the message: Enter comments
for the log:
It then reads a line of text from the keyboard and adds it
to the end of the file log. The echo ': \c' command displays
a : (colon) prompt. See the echo command for information
about the \c escape sequence.
Commands: echo(1), ksh(1), read(1), Bourne shell sh(1b),
POSIX shell sh(1p)
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