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Given a string like the following:

BASH - Mplayer Playlist Shuffle
BASH - Playing Music
BASH - Burn ISO images with cdrecord in Linux
BASH - replace space in file names

What would be the best way to get the titles, the URLs, and the uploaders into separate variables?

My thought was to find a way to grep, sed, or awk, and then print the line above it or below it. Then save it into a variable. I haven't had any luck finding a solution that works.

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up vote 3 down vote accepted

Something like this:

$ while read -r title
> do
>  read -r url
>  read -r uploader
>  echo "Title is $title "
>  echo "Url is $url "
>  echo "Uploader is $uploader"
> done < file
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What is the best way to accomplish the same thing, but using a variable instead of a file? Thanks for your response. –  cadejscroggins Dec 28 '12 at 5:24
Just kidding, I believe <<< does the trick. Thanks again. –  cadejscroggins Dec 28 '12 at 5:28

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