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Question Looping/Repetition in Batch files

Hi All,
I'm just new to UNIX, does anyone know how to create a batch file in UNIX that does the following routines:
1.) process multiple files in a directory
in DOS, I set my sample input file as: set INPUTFILE=%1
in UNIX>> ????

2.) every file to be processed by executing a program (maybe a class file in UNIX)
in DOS >> for %%i in (*.txt) do D:\WINDOWS\system32\cmd.exe /v:ON/c C:\RPM\DosBatch\RPM.bat %%i
in UNIX >>????

3.)also has a trapping error wherein I can create a log file
in DOS >> %ERRORLEVEL% > error.log
in UNIX >> ????


FYI, I have attached my sample DOS batch files for reference purposes. If you have sample codes, I appreciate it very much...

Thanks!
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1. $1 ... variables in Unix use the "$" sign where Windows uses "%"

2. for file in *.txt
do
/dir/script $file
done

3. pretty much same as in Windows but can be better if used with the other tools

command > log1 2>&1
command > log1 2> log2
command >> log1 2>&1
command >> log1 2>> log2


i suggest you check shell scripting as well as search the forums here for more tips ... then you can learn how to do your ports easier ... good luck!

Last edited by Just Ice; 12-11-2005 at 12:52 AM.. Reason: needed to add appends to logs
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I really appreciate your help, Thanks! Ur d' man!

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