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man pages section 1: User Commands

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Updated: Thursday, June 13, 2019
 
 

line(1)

Name

line - read one line

Synopsis

line 

Description

The line utility copies one line (up to and including a new-line) from the standard input and writes it on the standard output. It returns an exit status of 1 on EOF and always prints at least a new-line. It is often used within shell files to read from the user's terminal.

Exit Status

Exit status is:

0

Successful completion

>0

End-of-file on input.

Attributes

See attributes(7) for descriptions of the following attributes:

ATTRIBUTE TYPE
ATTRIBUTE VALUE
Availability
system/core-os

See Also

sh(1), read(2), attributes(7)