Shell - (Word | Token | Field)
- the word
- the field
This is a sequence of characters considered as a single unit by the shell.
The first message is the standard input.
Word and Field Differences:
- Word: Bash takes a command line and splits it into word
- Field: IFS
With the following expansion, you can change the number of words of the expansion;
- word splitting,
The only exceptions are the expansions of:
The read command can split an input into line or word.