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Old 03-01-2008, 11:58 AM   #1
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A simple for loop in the prompt ?

I wanted to know how I can run, for example the following shell script, in the prompt line

for i in `ls`
     echo -n "$i: "
I want to be able to run it from the prompt ...
How can I do this ? :\

thnx alot !

Last edited by SpLaSh212; 03-01-2008 at 11:59 AM.
Old 03-01-2008, 12:05 PM   #2
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 for i in `ls`; do echo -n "${i}: "; done
or just type it in exactly as you have it
Old 03-01-2008, 12:11 PM   #3
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OK !
Thanks !, my mistake was that I thought that after the "do" I also need to put ; or \ or something !

thnx alot
I believe that this thread can be deleted now :0


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