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Re: 'for f in' with empty list occers error

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: 'for f in' with empty list occers error
Date: Tue, 28 May 2002 10:51:05 -0400

> Machine Type: i386-vine-linux-gnu
> Bash Version: 2.04
> Patch Level: 1
> Release Status: release
> Description:
> > $ for f in ; do echo '$f='$f; done
> > bash: syntax error near unexpected token `;'
>   According to man, this should do nothing, I think.

No, according to the manual this is a syntax error.

Read the Bash FAQ, question E7.

``The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne.'' - Chaucer
( ``Discere est Dolere'' -- chet)

Chet Ramey, CWRU    address@hidden    http://cnswww.cns.cwru.edu/~chet/

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