How can I read a line from a file into two variables: one variable for the last field, and the the other variable for the other fields?
For example, I have a file:
hello world! 10s It is a good day. 4m ...
I would like to read each line into two variables: one variable contains the time interval at the end of the line, and the other variable contains the fields before it. I was wondering how to do it; this is as far as I have gotten:
while read line do ... # split $line into $message and $interval myprogram "$message" "$interval" done < "$inputfile"