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Iterate through a file where instead of Newline characters, values are separated with a non-white space character.

Terminal - Iterate through a file where instead of Newline characters, values are separated with a non-white space character.
while [[ COUNTER -le 10 && IFS=':' ]]; do for LINE in $(cat /tmp/list); do some_command(s) $LINE; done; COUNTER=$((COUNTER+1)); done
2010-09-01 15:09:59
User: slashdot
Functions: cat
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Iterate through a file where instead of Newline characters, values are separated with a non-white space character.

At times I find that I need to loop through a file where each value that I need to do something with is not on a separate line, but rather separated with a ":" or a ";". In this instance, I create a loop within which I define 'IFS' to be something other than a whitespace character. In this example, I iterate through a file which only has one line, and several fields separated with ":". The counter helps me define how many times I want to repeat the loop.

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