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Old 07-23-2009
Storing lines of output into a script variable

I'm sure this is a simple thing but I can't figure it out. In a script that I'm writing, I'd like to be able to store each line of output from "ls -l" into a variable. Ultimately I'd like to end up with something like:

for a in `ls -l`
do something with $a

But that's reading each individual word from the entire output instead of each line. I can go into much more detail about what I'm trying to accomplish if I need to, but that's the basics of it. Thanks in advance for any help you can provide!
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Old 07-23-2009
Try this way:
ls -l | while read line
   echo $line

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Old 07-23-2009
Works like a charm! Thanks for your help.

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