The read command is a built-in shell command for reading data from a file or keyboard.
The read command receives the input from the keyboard or a file until it receives a newline character. Then, it converts the newline character into a null character:
- Read a value and store it in the variable, shown as follows:
read variable echo $variable
This will receive text from the keyboard. The received text will be stored in the variable.
- Whenever we need to display the prompt with certain text, we use the -p option. The option -p displays the text that is placed after -p on the screen:
#!/bin/bash # following line will print "Enter value: " and then read data # The received text will be stored ...