Function to split a string into an array

Split() { eval "$1=( \"$(echo "${!1}" | sed "s/$2/\" \"/g")\" )"; }
It works as a method applicated to a variable, converts the string variable into an array
Sample Output
Example usage :
$ TEST="jhfz:lkhf :lhf:h0258:r"
$ Split TEST ":"
$ echo ${TEST[@]}
"jhfz" "lkhf " "lhf" "h0258" "r"

By: frans
2010-02-08 17:41:59

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What Others Think

A="Hello World"; set -- $A && echo $2 Result: World
netizen · 660 weeks ago
1: The function is inteded to make a bash array from a string 2: What happens if there are more than 9 elements?
frans · 660 weeks ago

What do you think?

Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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