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Re: bug with for in list, when list is empty


From: Francis Montagnac
Subject: Re: bug with for in list, when list is empty
Date: 16 Jul 2001 10:34:35 GMT

>Repeat-By:
>  for i in ; do echo $i; done
>  bash: syntax error near unexpected token `;'

A turnaround is to use an auxiliary variable for the list.

list=''
for i in $list ; do echo $i; done

You should perhaps explain in what context you fall on this.
 
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