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# 1  
Old 11-08-2007
nested variables

Is there any way to do variable nesting using sh?

For example:

example_1="a test string"
example_2="another test"

echo ${example_$i}

The shell reports:
sh: ${example_$i}: bad substitution

If not, maybe someone could suggest another method. Thanks in advance.

# 2  
Old 11-08-2007
$ example_1="a test string"
$ example_2="another test"
$ example_3="etc..."
$ i=2
$ eval echo \$example_$i
another test

# 3  
Old 11-08-2007
Thanks porter, I can work with that!!

# 4  
Old 07-30-2008
Many thanks from me too!!

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