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Old 11-26-2007
Loop Trouble

Can anyone tell me what's wrong with my code here? I'm experiencing weird behavior...

I am using 'j' to go down a list filenames saved in a .txt file and prompting the user whether or not she would like to delete each one. This works all well and fine the first run through, but then instead of the for loop exiting, it starts back at the first filename in the .txt file! Is there a problem I'm not seeing here? Any help is appreciated.

    for j in `cat dirlistOLD`
      while true
        echo "Delete "$j" ? (y/n)"
       	read ans

	if [ "$ans" = y]
            #Delete blah blah    
	elif [ "$ans" = n ]
	    #Skip blah blah
	    echo "Bad choice.Enter either y/n."
    rm -r dirlistOLD;

# 2  
Old 11-26-2007
I did have to fix the line:
if [ "$ans" = y]
to read
if [ "$ans" = y ]
and at point your function works for me. It does not loop back as you claim. Smilie
# 3  
Old 11-26-2007
I would use "case" instead... Something like:

   while (( ! $OK )); do
      echo "Delete "$j" ? (y/n)"
      read ans
      case $ans in
         rm $j
         echo "Skipping $j";;
         echo "Bad choice.Enter either y/n.";;

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