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Re: null word list in for loops in bash-2.05.8 not allowed


From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: Re: null word list in for loops in bash-2.05.8 not allowed
Date: 19 Nov 2001 17:33:30 +0100
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address@hidden (Carlos Puchol) writes:

|> remember, i am running that from inside a makefile.
|> 
|> bash$ cat Makefile 
|> 
|> SOMETHING =
|> 
|> all:
|>      var='$(SOMETHING)'; for i in $var; do echo "hi: \"$i\""; done

Of course, you need to quote the $ sign so that it is passed to the shell.

        var='$(SOMETHING)'; for i in $$var; do echo "hi: \"$$i\""; done

Andreas.

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