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Re: behaviour of "for (( exp1; exp2; exp3 )); do COMMANDS; done"
- From: Randall R Schulz <rschulz at sonic dot net>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Tue, 27 May 2003 09:35:56 -0700
- Subject: Re: behaviour of "for (( exp1; exp2; exp3 )); do COMMANDS; done"
Make sure your scripts explicitly state /bin/bash as their shell. The
default shell (i.e. /bin/sh) under Cygwin is ash, not BASH. It produces
the diagnostic you mention when given that command.
At 00:56 2003-05-27, 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?
Thanks in advance,
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