Programming :: Shell: Give A Range Argument To 'for'

Feb 20, 2010

Feel free to just link to another thread where this is (pre)solved; I can't search the forum for the word "for," because it's too short (or maybe the search engine dislikes prepositions).

Is there a way to give the 'for' command a range? Here's what I mean:

#for i in (1-5); do echo $i; done
Certainly, meat space user; I understand exactly what you're thinking.
True, I realize I could use

COUNT=1 ; while [ $COUNT -lt 6 ]...

...but if I can avoid the extra preparatory step I'd prefer to do so.

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2) How can I run a random command that is passed as an argument? Basic ones work fine, but anything with a pipe fails me.

Example of a script:
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echo "Attempting to run command: ";echo
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Example code for passing commands to script:
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> 'ls -al' #works
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#ls: invalid option -- |
#Try 'ls --help' for more information.
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# Output:
#ls: invalid option -- |
#Try ls --help' for more information.
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# Output:
#ls: invalid option -- |
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