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RE: Shell script - is this expected behaviour?
Nellis, Kenneth wrote:
From: Eric Blake
Never feed 'read' unterminated input. Always end your text files
with a newline.
When I can't control the contents of the input file, I pipe it
through a filter program I wrote that adds a final newline where the
last character of a stream is not a newline.
I don't have the time to experiment at the moment, but I'm pretty sure
that some of the standard tools append a line terminator if it's not
already on the last line of their input. sed or awk or gawk, maybe?
Anyway, if you can stumble on such a program, it can save you having
to write and maintain and distribute a filter to all your
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