Need to loop file data based on delimiter

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Old 06-18-2018
Hammer & Screwdriver Need to loop file data based on delimiter

My file has data that looks like below:

more data.txt
I wish to display each string seperated by a delimiter :

Expected output:
I tried the below but I m not getting every split string on a new line.

for i in `sed 's/:/\\n/g' data.txt`;
echo -n "$i"

Can you please suggest what should I do to fix the problem ?

Last edited by rbatte1; 06-19-2018 at 03:58 AM.. Reason: Added ICODE for delimeter
# 2  
Old 06-18-2018
Using shell built-ins:-
while read line
        for file in ${line//:/ }
                print $file
done < data.txt

tr ':' '\n' < data.txt

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# 3  
Old 06-18-2018
Using a bash array
while IFS=: read -a lines
  printf "%s\n" "${lines[@]}"
done < data.txt


while IFS=: read -a lines
  for file in "${lines[@]}"
    printf "%s\n" "$file"
done < data.txt

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