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Old 09-20-2004, 05:58 AM   #1
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Unhappy bash script problem

i have a problem in creating a bash script in which I redirect the output of a command to a file (ex: ls -a >list.txt) and after I have to read the file list.txt line by line memorizing the path read into a variable. How can I do this last thing? I'd be grateful if anyone would try to chelp me.

Old 09-20-2004, 08:19 AM   #2
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You can use a for loop for this;

declare current_dir;
for directory in `cat list.txt`; do
    let current_dir=$directory;
    echo "current directory is $current_dir";
Old 09-20-2004, 10:02 AM   #3
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You may want to log path in list.txt file at the same time
with the above, eg :

Say your command is : find /home -name "*.jpg"
for file in `find /home -name "*.jpg"`; do
    echo $file >> file.txt
    echo "current file is $file"


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