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Re: behaviour of "for (( exp1; exp2; exp3 )); do COMMANDS; done"
On Tue, May 27, 2003 at 10:05:47AM +0200, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> On Tue, May 27, 2003 at 09:56:37AM +0200, Peter Oosterlynck wrote:
> > When using a line like "for (( i=1 ; i<=5 ; i+=1 )); do echo $i; done" in a bash script one expects to get a list of figures ranging from 1 to 5 right?
> > I've never had problems with such constructs on my Linux machine but when doing this in a cygwin bash shell, then it works fine when typed in at the command line but fails with a syntax error "Bad for loop variable" when executed in a script.
> > Where did I go wrong? Ideas anybody?
> Yes, you're using the `for' as in a tcsh. bash has not csh but sh syntax.
> Try `man bash'.
Urgh, sorry. Scratch that.
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