Have a basic 'for i in cat list' - Trying to get i to be set to a name with a space

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Old 12-11-2007
Have a basic 'for i in cat list' - Trying to get i to be set to a name with a space


Have a file called ldap.list:

"o=unix forum"

i wrote a basic script that runs:

for i in `cat ldap.list`


ldapsearch -h host -p 389 -b $i

THE PROBLEM: - It looks like when the for i in cat ldap.list runs, it doesn't seem to care about the " ", it treats the space as a new line return, so if you just try to run a 'for i in ldap.list, grep $i' - you get


rather than - "o=unix forums"

I need to keep the " " in tact.

Thanks in advance for the help!

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Old 12-11-2007
while read i
    ldapsearch -h host -p 389 -b "$i"
done <ldap.list

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# 3  
Old 12-11-2007
That Works - Thanks a million for the quick response!!!!!!
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