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Old 10-20-2010
Simple While read causing issues


I have a simple while loop (ksh scripting).

while read ln1
   echo $ln1
done < $LogDir/$LogFile

the echo statement is displaying log file contents + also the files in $LogDir. I am not sure how it is displaying the files under $LogDir. There is no ls command either in $LogFile

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# 2  
Old 10-20-2010
Check whether you have asterisk in your input file

Run these echo commands and see the results
echo *

echo "*"

Add quotes around ln1 to avoid filenames
while read ln1
   echo "$ln1"
done < $LogDir/$LogFile

# 3  
Old 10-20-2010
done < "$LogDir/$LogFile"

# 4  
Old 10-20-2010
yeah it has asterix in the log file.

Great.. I didn't even know about "echo *"

Let me try it out
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