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Re: Unfamiliar; what does this do: "for file do"..."done"


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Unfamiliar; what does this do: "for file do"..."done"
Date: Sat, 13 Aug 2016 11:51:15 -0400
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On 8/13/16 7:35 AM, L. A. Walsh wrote:
> I was looking at how the 'ldd' command(bash script) on my system and
> came across the code usage:
> 
> for file do       ## about line 138 in my version

"If the in word  is  omitted,  the  for  command  executes  list once for
each positional parameter that is set (see PARAMETERS below)."

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