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Old 09-20-2007
Range specification in for loop

Hello Friends,

I want to use range in for loop. For that i used (..) operator but it is not working.

for i in 1..24
echo $i

Instead of printing 1 to 24 nos, it gives o/p as: 1..24

Please help me

Thanks in advance.
# 2  
Old 09-20-2007
Your shell does not have the .. range operator. Try this instead:
for ((a=1; a <= LIMIT ; a++))  # Double parentheses, and "LIMIT" with no "$".
  echo -n "$a "
done                           # A construct borrowed from 'ksh93'.
echo; echo

or this:
NUMBERS="1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24"
for number in `echo $NUMBERS`  # would be similar to: for number in 1 .. 24
  echo -n "$number "

# 3  
Old 09-20-2007
using Perl:
for $i (1 .. 24) {
    print $i, "\n";

Perl one liner:
perl -e 'for $i (1 .. 24) { print $i, "\n"; }'

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