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Old 07-22-2011
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Originally Posted by alister
I agree.

A marginally simpler way of achieving the same result:
Code:
s='2*3=6'
while [ -n "$s" ]; do   
  printf '%c\n' "$s"   
  s=${s#?}  
done

Yep,
I prefer this one too, my version is quite noisy.
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