Read -t is not printing the my input after the echo

bq flag
read -t 5 num
echo "$num"

It is not printing num value

Artur Meinild avatar
vn flag
It works for me - which Ubuntu version are you using?
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jp flag
Do you key-in some input and press Enter within 5 seconds after running `read -t 5 num` or you just wait for it to time-out?
sa flag

The correct syntax for read is demonstrated by this example:

$ read num
$ echo "$num"
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