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Re: [opensuse] BASH - while read; howto read last line in file without blank line at end?
  • From: Sandy Drobic <suse-linux-e@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 01 Nov 2008 05:22:20 +0100
  • Message-id: <490BD97C.8070603@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
David C. Rankin wrote:
Listmates,

I'm stumped on another simple BASH problem. How do I read the last line
of a
file with a while loop without requiring a blank line at the end of the file?
Simple example I'm stuck on:

{ while read alias url; do
echo -e "${alias}\t${url}"
done } < ~/linux/scripts/config/repos

Remove the curly brackets and everything runs fine on my system.


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Sandy

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