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line(1)								      line(1)



NAME

  line - Reads one line	from standard input

SYNOPSIS

  line

STANDARDS

  Interfaces documented	on this	reference page conform to industry standards
  as follows:

  line:	 XCU5.0

  Refer	to the standards(5) reference page for more information	about indus-
  try standards	and associated tags.

OPTIONS

  None

DESCRIPTION

  The line command copies one line, up to and including	a newline, from	stan-
  dard 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.

NOTES

  The line utility has no internationalization features	and is marked LEGACY
  in XCU Issue 5. Use the read utility instead.

EXIT STATUS

  0 (zero)
      Success.

  1   End-of-File.

EXAMPLES

  To read a line from the keyboard and append it to a file, enter:

       echo 'Enter comments for	the log:'
       echo ': \c'
       line >>>>log

  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.




SEE ALSO

  Commands:  echo(1), ksh(1), read(1), Bourne shell sh(1b), POSIX shell
  sh(1p)

  Functions:  read(2)

  Standards:  standards(5)