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space delimited list of users in a variable

Greetings

So glad I found this forum!

I need to get a list of users in a variable so I can use "for" to iterate through them in a bash script.

I know this does not work, but I need to do something like this:

myusers=(cat /etc/passwd | cut -f1 -d )

for myuser in $myusers
do
some work on the user in $myuser
done

google failed to return an answer.

thanks in advance
Steve.
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Code:
for myuser in  `cat /etc/passwd | cut -d ':' -f1`;
do
some work on the user in $myuser
done

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Originally Posted by amitranjansahu
Code:
for myuser in  `cat /etc/passwd | cut -d ':' -f1`;
do
some work on the user in $myuser
done

That was exactly what I wanted.
Thanks.
Steve.
 

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