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Posted on 2002-05-23
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Hi!
 I'm trying to get this:

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#!/bin/bash

i1="193 4 0 0 16"
i2="194 144 0 0 16"

count=2
cur=0

n=0
while [ $n -ln $count ]; do
  let n=n+1
  cur=i$n
  echo $[$cur]
done
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to echo this:

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193 4 0 0 16
194 144 0 0 16
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but I only get this error:
193 4 0 0 16: syntax error in expression (error token is "4 0 0 16")
and then it terminates. Any ideas how to make this work?
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Question by:huxun
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by:jolbe13
ID: 7029913
I usually solve this kind of problem with arrays. If you are not familiar with arrays I can write you an example.
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jolbe13 earned 150 total points
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I would write it like that :

#!/bin/bash
# declare array
declare -a i

# set array values
i[1]="193 4 0 0 16"
i[2]="194 144 0 0 16"

count=2
cur=0

n=0
while [ $n -lt $count ]
do
  let n=$n+1
  cur=${i[$n]}
  echo $cur
done

Hope this help.
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by:huxun
ID: 7030023
Yeah ... I thought of an array, but didn't think bash would support them.

Well, I was wrong :|

Thanks!
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