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Re: behaviour of "for (( exp1; exp2; exp3 )); do COMMANDS; done"
- From: Harald dot Maier dot BW at t-online dot de (Harald Maier)
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Wed, 28 May 2003 08:08:02 +0200
- Subject: Re: behaviour of "for (( exp1; exp2; exp3 )); do COMMANDS; done"
- References: <PHENJGDFMJPEBOBLGEMOCENMCBAA.firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Reply-to: Harald Maier <maierh at myself dot com>
"Peter Oosterlynck" <email@example.com> writes:
> 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?
This works for me on all bash environments. Keep strong the syntax.
--- for example ---
for (( i=1; $i < 10; i=$i+1)); do
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