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Re: Forcing For Loop To Accept Spaces


From: SoloCDM
Subject: Re: Forcing For Loop To Accept Spaces
Date: Fri, 19 Apr 2002 05:46:18 -0600

"Brian J. Fox" stated the following:
> 
> Please try:
> 
> for i in "foo bar" bar "bar baz"; do rm -i "$i"; done
> 
> Date: Thu, 18 Apr 2002 11:25:41 -0700
> From: Ian Macdonald <address@hidden>
> Cc: Paul Jarc <address@hidden>
> 
> On Thu 18 Apr 2002 at 12:11:47 -0600, you wrote:
> 
> > Paul Jarc stated the following:
> 
> >> SoloCDM <address@hidden> wrote:
> 
> >>> How do I force a for loop to except files with spaces in their
> >>> names?
> 
> >> Quote the spaces.  (BTW, you mean "accept", not "except".
> >> "except" is nearly the opposite of what you mean.)
> 
> > It didn't work.  Even with the quotes around the whole name it
> > didn't work.
> 
> What are you using?
> 
> This works for me:
> 
> address@hidden ~]$ for i in 'foo bar'; do echo $i; done foo bar

In the attached script you'll notice I tried redirecting the data to a
file and storing it in a variable.  Either way it doesn't work.  The
files come out broken up in the for loop.  In the "echo $MFILES"
they're not broken.

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#!/bin/sh
#

#MFILES=`find $mredm -type f \( -iname *personal* -o -iname .*personal* \) 
-print | sed "s+ +' '+g"`
#find $mredm -type f -maxdepth 3 \( -iname *personal* -o -iname .*personal* \) 
-print | sed -e "s+^+'+g" -e "s+$+'+g" > sample-data
MFILES=`find $mredm -type f -maxdepth 3 \( -iname *personal* -o -iname 
.*personal* \) -print | sed -e "s+^+'+g" -e "s+$+'+g"`
#echo $MFILES
#exit 1
#for f in `cat sample-data`
for f in ${MFILES}
do
        #/bin/./ls -hFlA "$f"
        echo $f
done

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