Multiple variable assignments from command output in BASH

read day month year <<< $(date +'%d %m %y')
This version uses read instead of eval.

2011-07-29 15:05:19

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Mozai · 481 weeks and 4 days ago
Meant to say: I adore the '
Mozai · 481 weeks and 3 days ago
Third attempt: I adore the '<<<' operator in bash.
Mozai · 481 weeks and 3 days ago
If your input contains spaces and newlines, use: read -d "\n"
Sepero · 344 weeks and 6 days 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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