Populating an array in BASH
charlescurley at charlescurley.com
Tue Jun 23 19:36:47 MDT 2009
I'd like to create an array in BASH, populating it with the results of
a find command piped through some other tools, one array element per
file found. Something like:
array=( $(find .... ) )
works stand-alone. But surround it with if ... else ... fi, and I get:
Syntax error: "(" unexpected (expecting "fi")
If I leave out the outer parentheses, I get the results as one long
string, not what I want.
I think this used to work. Ideas?
ccurley at dragon:~$ bash --version
GNU bash, version 3.2.48(1)-release (i486-pc-linux-gnu)
Copyright (C) 2007 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
ccurley at dragon:~$
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