line - Reads one line from standard input
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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.
The line utility has no internationalization features and is marked LEGACY
in XCU Issue 5. Use the read utility instead.
To read a line from the keyboard and append it to a file, enter:
echo 'Enter comments for the log:'
echo ': \c'
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