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Linux Bash Complex Variable

Posted on 2008-10-21
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I would like to store a list of files as a variable using the if statement. What I have below works but its sloppy, is there a better way to do this.

#!/bin/sh
variable=
for file in /directory_path/*.txt; do
if [ -w $file ]; then file2=$file
echo $file2
fi
done
echo $variable
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Not much different, but you could do
#!/bin/bash
for file in /directory_path/*.txt
do
  [ -w $file ] && variable="$variable $file"
done
 
echo "$variable"

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Actually, it's probably best to use find, eg:
#!/bin/bash
variable=$(find "/directory_path/*.txt" -maxdepth 1 -type f -perm +222)

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