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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
Quote:
/myapp/lib/joda-time-2.2.jar:/myapp/lib/jt400.jar:/myapp/configurations:/myapp/configurations/web.xml:/myapp/lib/antlr-2.7.6.jar
I wish to display each string seperated by a delimiter :

Expected output:
Quote:
/myapp/lib/joda-time-2.2.jar
/myapp/lib/jt400.jar
/myapp/configurations
/myapp/configurations/web.xml
/myapp/lib/antlr-2.7.6.jar
I tried the below but I m not getting every split string on a new line.

Code:
#!/bin/bash
for i in `sed 's/:/\\n/g' data.txt`;
do
echo -n "$i"
done

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:-
Code:
while read line
do
        for file in ${line//:/ }
        do
                print $file
        done
done < data.txt

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

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

or

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

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