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troubleshooting Question

unix ksh: script to read input from file

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WatnogFlag for Belgium asked on
Linux OS DevSystem Programming
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Dear Experts,

Say I have a script (process.ksh) like this:

echo $1 >> test.txt
echo $2 >> test.txt
echo $3 >> test.txt

Those varialbes are stored in another file (data.txt) like this:
1=workstation
2=stream
3=job

What command do I need for process.ksh to read data.txt and execute the cmd's
I tried
`cat data.txt ` | process.ksh
process.ksh  `cat data.txt`
but all it produces is test.txt with empty lines

Thanks in advance.