Function to split a string into an array

read -a ARR <<<'world domination now!'; echo ${ARR[2]};
Sample Output
read -a ARR <<<'world domination now!'; echo ${ARR[2]};
now!

IFS=":" read -a ARR <<<"$PATH"; echo ${ARR[2]};
/usr/local/bin

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By: unefunge
2010-12-03 16:27:03

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What Others Think

Good one ! it works with a variable within double quotes like : V='world domination now!' read -a ARR <<<"$V"; echo ${ARR[2]}; And the separator can be changed (to ':') this way: IFS=':' read -a ARR <<<"$V"; echo ${ARR[2]};
frans · 415 weeks and 4 days ago
have you by chance seen the "sample output"?
unefunge · 415 weeks and 4 days ago

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