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Re: Question about variables and for loop


From: Paul Jarc
Subject: Re: Question about variables and for loop
Date: Sat, 18 Mar 2006 20:44:17 -0500
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Bob <address@hidden> wrote:
>       XXX='a "b c" d'
>       for x in $XXX ; do
>               echo $x
>       done

XXX='a "b c" d'
eval "set $XXX"
for x in "$@" ; do
        echo $x
done

If the first element in XXX might start with "-", then it takes a
little more work to ensure it isn't misinterpreted as an option to
"set":
eval "set x $XXX"
shift


paul




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