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Old 02-01-2002
Data help with Loop

Hi All,
I am currently stuck with a loop and if someone can suggest me a way out . I will be very thankful.

suppose I have a filewhich contains data like:
ABDE345678 24567 JQ12345 8 10 J12
CDEP456789 24564 JQ65432 67 10 J12
I have named this file as print.txt

Now My script is as follows:
while read record
echo $record
refno=`awk '{print $2 }' /home/print.txt`
filename=`awk '{print $1 }' /home/print.txt`
period=`awk '{ print $6 }' $/home/print.txt|cut -c 1`

if [ "$period" = "J" ];then
 if [ -f /home/rooh/$filename ];then
 /bin/lp -d PRINTER_NAME  -onobanner -osrb1 -osre10  /home/rooh/$filename 
 /bin/printf "file for $refno does not exist\n"
 if [ -f /home/rooh/$filename ];then
 /bin/lp -d PRINTER_NAME /home/rooh/$filename 
 /bin/printf "file for $refno does not exist\n"

The problem with this script is that It basically searches both the files at the same time and thus cannot find it :
something like this
-f /home/rooh/ABDE345678 CDEP456789

Can somebody kindly suggest me how to go abt it.
Because I want it to first pick up one file and print it & then look for the second or so on...

For help will be highly appreciated.


added code tags for readability --oombera

Last edited by oombera; 02-18-2004 at 12:13 PM..
# 2  
Old 02-01-2002
Try a for loop...

for each in 1 2 3
echo $each

for files in `ls`
echo $files

That will loop through each entry in the list, doing whatever you want with it...
# 3  
Old 02-04-2002
I'm in a similar quandry - I want to cat all files in a directory with a specific suffix together. There are however 180000 files in the directory 96000 of which I want to cat.

ls *.mysuffix returns too many args

ls is ok - returns names of all 180000 files

can I use a for loop to step thru the specific files catting the ones meeting a criteria together?


# 4  
Old 02-04-2002

you can try this :

for ksh and sh script do :

for file in `find /mypath -type f -name "*.mysuffix"`
cat $file

for csh script do :

foreach file(`find /mypath -type f -name "*.mysuffix"`)
cat $file

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