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Old 11-03-2009
Escape space in for loop

I have a file with the following contents

[root@rf4003 scripts]# more hello.txt
hello man

The shell script i have tries to echo the contents of the file hello.txt
for i in `cat hello.txt`
        echo $i

but the output i am getting is taking the space as a new line..
[root@rf4003 scripts]# ./

Can anybody help me to echo the contents of the file
as it should be?
# 2  
Old 11-03-2009
The use of cat is redundant (UUC), use a while loop and quote the variables:

while read i
  echo "$i"
done < hello.txt

# 3  
Old 11-03-2009
cat hello.txt | while read i
  echo "$i"

This is also working.. thanks Franklin
# 4  
Old 11-03-2009
As mentioned, the use of cat is redundant and cost an extra process. Have a read of Useless Use of Cat Award.

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