The READ command transfers the input from the current device to a global or local variable specified as a READ argument. For convenience, READ also accepts arguments that perform limited output to the current device.

The format of the READ command is:

R[EAD][:tvexpr] (glvn|*glvn|glvn#intexpr)[:numexpr]|strlit|fcc[,...]

For more information on READ, devices, input, output and format control characters, refer to Chapter 9: “Input/Output Processing.

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