Iterate a Text File in Bash

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This is how you iterate thru a text file outputting a line at a time in Bash shell scripting.


IFS=$'\n'; for i in $(cat FILE.TXT); do echo "$i"; done

One Response to “Iterate a Text File in Bash

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    Foo
    June 20th, 2012 20:31

    Actually, this is how not to do it — it starts a useless cat process and needs to store the whole file in memory. The right way to do it goes like this:

    while read line
    do
    echo $line
    done < FILE.TXT

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