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Old 08-27-2019
Originally Posted by mohtashims
It works with the below code:

a=`echo $FPATH | tr "'" "\n" | sed "s/^ //g"`
   for i in "${a[@]}"
   printf -- "$i"

Thank you everyone for help!!
The correct printf usage is printf "%s\n" "$i".
The format argument not only elimates the problem with a leading - character but also problems with % characters.

printf can apply the format "%s\n" to multiple arguments.
If your loop does only print you can simply do
a=`echo $FPATH | tr "'" "\n" | sed "s/^ //g"`
printf "%s\n" "${a[@]}"

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