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Re: Looping through lines with tabs of file with cat


From: yitzle
Subject: Re: Looping through lines with tabs of file with cat
Date: Sun, 4 Nov 2007 13:49:23 -0500

On 11/4/07, Mike Stroyan <address@hidden> wrote:
> On Sun, Nov 04, 2007 at 07:42:21AM -0800, yitzle wrote:
> > How do I loop through the lines of a file when the lines have a tab in them?
> > When I quote the cat operator, it reads the entire file at once.
> > When I do not quote, each tab seperated item is treated as a new item.
> > How do I make it seperate items by newline only?
> > -- CODE --
> > fileIn="blah"
> > for i in "$(cat $fileIn)"
> > do
> >     echo $i
> >     echo
> > done
>
>   Don't use cat.  Read the contents of the file directly with "read".
>
> fileIn="blah"
> while read i
> do
>     echo "$i"
>     echo
> done < "$fileIn"

Thanks!




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