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Old 11-18-2001
Question while in script

hi,

I need to run a script with a while command.
Basically, I need to select a few records and run something for each records until eof.

I have no idea on how to do it for uniX.

appreciate ur help
nisa
# 2  
Old 11-19-2001
I posted this before as an example


ENVIRON=`pwd`

find ${ENVIRON} -name "*.ps" -user $user | while read psfile
do
   pdffile=`echo $psfile | sed s/.ps$//g`
   if [ -f ${pdffile}*.pdf ] ; then
      gzip -f ${pdffile}*.pdf
   fi
done



or you can try it like this:


cat datafile | while read line
do
   process $line
done


where process is the command you wish to run... or a subroutine or whatever.

I hope this helps
Shakey21
 

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