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Old 08-15-2003, 03:18 PM   #1
ken734
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display full line instead of single word in for loop


I am brand new to linux, and trying to do a few things with scripts. My question is in using a for loop, how I can get it to display a full line instead of a single word. For example:

for file in `ls -l`:do
echo $file
done

If anyone knows how to get the $file variable to display a full line instead of a single word I would greatly appreciate it.
 
Old 08-15-2003, 03:20 PM   #2
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Set the field seperator to a newline before the loop:
IFS="
"
for file in `ls -l`;do
echo $file
done
 
Old 08-15-2003, 03:29 PM   #3
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Thanks!!!

Thanks a bunch.

I am too embarrassed to tell you how much time I wasted trying to get that result.

Thanks again!
 
Old 08-15-2003, 03:35 PM   #4
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Re: Thanks!!!

Quote:
Originally posted by ken734
Thanks a bunch.

I am too embarrassed to tell you how much time I wasted trying to get that result.

Thanks again!
No problem - took me a while the first time too
 
  


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