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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

Hi

Have a file called ldap.list:

******
"o=unix forum"
o=groups
******

i wrote a basic script that runs:

for i in `cat ldap.list`

do

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

o=unix
forms

rather than - "o=unix forums"

I need to keep the " " in tact.

Thanks in advance for the help!

-littlefrog
# 2  
Old 12-11-2007
Code:
while read i
do
    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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