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I'd like to write a shell script that untars files within a directory.

I tried the code below, but get an "unexpected token" error.
#!/bin/bash
file=ls ./*.tar.gz
do tar -xvzf $file
done

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try

#!/bin/bash
for file in *.tar.gz
do
     tar -xvzf $file
done
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thanks!
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