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Old 12-18-2007
Basic bash 'for loop' usage

Hi! I have a simple question about using a for loop.

I'm trying to open up all the zip files in the currect directory with ark, but I am getting the error "bash: syntax error near unexpected token `['".

for $i [ in `ls *.zip` ] ; do ark $i ; done ;

I looked in the info pages for bash, but I can't seem to figure out what is missing.

Thanks for your time.
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Old 12-18-2007
for i in *.zip
     ark $i


for i in *.zip; do ark $i; done

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Old 12-18-2007
Thank you porter! That worked great. Smilie
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