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Re: scripting problem



How about a construction like one of these two instead:

#!/bin/bash
/bin/ls -d1 /home/user/* > ls.out
cat ls.out | while read NAMEDIR
do
echo $NAMEDIR
done

OR

#!/bin/bash
/bin/ls -d1 /home/user/* > ls.out
while read NAMEDIR
do
echo $NAMEDIR
done < ls.out

BTW, the Internal Field Separator is set by the "IFS" environment variable. For instance, "IFS=:" is very useful for parsing passwd or shadow files.

-Wayne

Steven Buehler wrote:
I am hoping that someone here can help me with this.  I am running a little
script that backs up some directories for me.  Below is snippet that gets me
into trouble.
---------------------
#!/bin/sh
DIRSTOBACKUP=`/bin/ls -d1 /home/user/*`
for NAMEDIR in ${DIRSTOBACKUP[ ]}
do
echo $NAMEDIR
done
---------------------

The problem is that some of the directories have spaces in the names.  When
running the for loop, it will take the new NAMEDIR at the space.  So "Red
Hat" would end up listing as 2 directories, "Red" and "Hat".  Any way around
this?

Thanks
Steve



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