How to add and use variables in shell dynamically

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http://stackoverflow.com – For example, I have a file look as follows: abc def ghi Now, I want to use a Linux shell script to set some variables according to this file. I need the following variables to be set something like: export abc=abc111 export def=def111 export ghi=ghi111 As you can see that the variable names are retrieved from list file as well. Thanks. (HowTos)