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基本shell都支持. 选项不少, 不同系统会有差异. 比较重要的是-t 等待时间, -p 提示语句, -s 不回显, -d 行定界符.


read 选项介绍,英文源自HPCC的man.

read [-ers] [-a aname] [-d delim] [-i text] [-n nchars] [-N nchars] [-p prompt] [-t timeout] [-u fd] [name ...]

One line is read from the standard input, or from the file descriptor fd supplied as an argument to the -u option, and the first word is assigned to the first name, the second word to the second name, and so on, with leftover words and their intervening separators assigned to the last name. If there are fewer words read from the input stream than names, the remaining names are assigned empty values. The characters in IFS are used to split the line into words. The backslash character () may be used to remove any special meaning for the next character read and for line continuation. Options, if supplied, have the following meanings:

  • -a 数组变量 aname The words are assigned to sequential indices of the array variable aname, starting at 0. aname is unset before any new values are assigned. Other name arguments are ignored.
    将内容读入到数组变量中. 如read -a array; echo ${#array[@]}
  • -d 行定界符 delim The first character of delim is used to terminate the input line, rather than newline.
    指定行定界符,一般是换行符.注意, 多变量赋值分界符依然是空格tab,但-dq可以使用q作为结束而不是按下确定.
  • -e Interactive. If the standard input is coming from a terminal, readline (see READLINE above) is used to obtain the line. Readline uses the current (or default, if line editing was not previously active) editing settings.
  • -i text
    If readline is being used to read the line, text is placed into the editing buffer before editing begins.
  • -n 读取指定字符个数 nchars
    read returns after reading nchars characters rather than waiting for a complete line of input, but honor a delimiter if fewer than nchars characters are read before the delimiter.
    用于限定最多可以有多少字符(包括空格等!)可以作为有效读入。例如echo –n 5 value1 value2,如果我们试图输入12 34,则只有前面有效的12 3,作为输入,实际上在你输入第5个字符3后,就自动结束输入。
  • -N nchars
    read returns after reading exactly nchars characters rather than waiting for a complete line of input, unless EOF is encountered or read times out. Delimiter characters encountered in the input are not treated specially and do not cause read to return until nchars characters are read. 真实地读取指定字符个数. Mingw就不支持.
  • -p 提示语句 prompt
    Display prompt on standard error, without a trailing newline, before attempting to read any input. The prompt is displayed only if input is coming from a terminal.
    指定提示语句,如 read –p "… my promt?" value. 提示语句会在同一行中.
  • -r 取消反义符作用 Backslash does not act as an escape character.
    The backslash is considered to be part of the line. In particular, a backslash-newline pair may not be used as a line continuation.
    取消反义号作用, 影响本来取消换行的效果. 在参数输入中,我们可以使用\表示没有输入完,换行继续输入,如果我们需要行最后的\作为有效的字符,可以通过-r来进行。此外在输入字符中,我们希望\n这类特殊字符生效,也应采用-r选项。
  • -s 不回显 Silent mode.
    If input is coming from a terminal, characters are not echoed. 不显示输入内容. 参见第二个例子.
  • -t 等待时间 timeout
    Cause read to time out and return failure if a complete line of input is not read within timeout seconds. timeout may be a decimal number with a fractional portion following the decimal point. This option is only effective if read is reading input from a terminal, pipe, or other special file; it has no effect when reading from regular files. If timeout is 0, read returns success if input is available on the specified file descriptor, failure otherwise. The exit status is greater than 128 if the timeout is exceeded.
    用于表示等待输入的时间,单位为秒,等待时间超过,将继续执行后面的脚本,注意不作为null输入,参数将保留原有的值. 此时read命令返回非零退出. 十分重要的防止脚本停止的选项!
  • -u fd 文件句柄 Read input from file descriptor fd.
    从指定文件句柄中读取. 参见第一个例子.
  • If no names are supplied, the line read is assigned to the variable REPLY. The return code is zero, unless end-of-file is encountered, read times out (in which case the return code is greater than 128), or an invalid file descriptor is supplied as the argument to -u.


  • 1. 拼接文件
#! /bin/bash
# 将afile文件与bfile中的每行内容拼接起来. 
# 注意因为两个都要为真, 因此一个文件读完后循环将停止, 即使另一文件没读完.
while read -u3 i && read -u4 j;do
echo $i $j
done 3<$afile 4<$bfile
  • 2. 输入不在终端显示
read -p "Input passwd: " -s Passwd
echo Password is $Passwd. 
  • 3. 延迟五秒,没有输入将自动退出返回错误退出值.
if read -t 5 -p "please enter your name:" name 
    echo "hello $name ,welcome to my script" 
    echo "sorry,too slow"
    exit 1 
  • 4. 读取限定字符
read -n1 -p "Do you want to continue [Y/N]?" answer
case $answer in 
Y | y) 
      echo "fine ,continue";; 
N | n) 
      echo "ok,good bye";; 
     echo "error choice";; 

read -p "Input a word:" -n 5 Word1 Word2
echo $Word1 $Word2
  • 5. 指定行分界符
read -dq -p "Input some words end with q:" word ok
echo word: $word ok: $ok
#输入 10 9 8 7 abcq
#结果: word: 10 ok: 9 8 7 abc
  • 6. 重定向或管道
# -r取消反义, 按实际显示行来输入
while read -r line
    echo $line
done < $testfile
# 以管道作为输入
cat $testfile | while read -r line
    echo $line

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