That's because you are talking about /write -s in this example of The_Game,

and because I am talking about $read with the s flag in an examle NOT of The_Game, but for a general example. An example where a script needs to check if a certain string is in a text file or not.

Well it's very clear to me now, I should have been even more specific that I was talking about $read with -s switch, whilst you were trying to convince me of /write -s, where I know that /write -s works well even with multiple words, its just that $read doesn't work well with it.

Anyway, because this thread is becoming ridiculous (I'm ashamed of it), I've pm'd you so let's keep it private.

Oh well, we got carried away, it happens, no offence intended, cya around.