pure bash, grep, sed??? best solution?

DJ Lucas dj_me at swbell.net
Thu Sep 12 22:14:03 PDT 2002

Björn Lindberg wrote:
> I'm sorry, I made a mistake. I'm using the Korn shell, where the last
> command in a pipe is executed in the current shell; in bash, every
> command in a pipeline is executed in it's own subshell, and the read
> variables will be local to this subshell.

I'm quite sure, in time, I would have stumbled across this issue again and
not have been able to figure it out.  Thanks for the solutions.  Learned a
bit more than I had wanted to, and that is definately a good thing.

Thanks again,


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