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Re: empty `for' loop in shell

From: Keith MARSHALL
Subject: Re: empty `for' loop in shell
Date: Mon, 24 Oct 2005 16:13:15 +0100

Stepan Kasal wrote:
>  is it true that
>        a= ; for f in $a; do ... done
> is not interpreted correctly by some shells?

There was some discussion on a related problem, on one of the
MinGW fora, a couple of months back.  In a *Makefile*

  LIST =

        for i in ${LIST}; \
        do \
          some commands; \

doesn't work; a possible workaround is to say

  for i in ""${LIST};

But, that's a subtly different problem -- your example works fine
for me in bash, and in SunOS 5.5 sh.


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