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Old 02-20-2014
Thanks to all for the input.

Using (basiclly) sea's solution.
No ... this isnt homework.

This did bring up another question. Ill post in different thread.

Thanks again to all .. this is a great resource.
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Old 02-20-2014
OSX 10.7.5, default bash terminal...
Not sure if this is what you are after but........
From the command line:-
Last login: Thu Feb 20 19:35:40 on ttys000
AMIGA:barrywalker~> somefunction() { date ; }
AMIGA:barrywalker~> for n in {1..5} ; do text=$text$n') This is a useless string.'$'\n'$(somefunction)$'\n' ; sleep 2 ; done
AMIGA:barrywalker~> printf "$text"
1) This is a useless string.
Thu 20 Feb 2014 20:05:43 GMT
2) This is a useless string.
Thu 20 Feb 2014 20:05:45 GMT
3) This is a useless string.
Thu 20 Feb 2014 20:05:47 GMT
4) This is a useless string.
Thu 20 Feb 2014 20:05:49 GMT
5) This is a useless string.
Thu 20 Feb 2014 20:05:51 GMT
AMIGA:barrywalker~> _

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