(bourne)shell variable names containing a variable?

Emanuel Strobl Emanuel.strobl at gmx.net
Thu Oct 20 06:17:38 PDT 2005


I try to assign a value to a variable, but the variable should consist of 
another variable. Is this possible (in bourne shell)?


list="one two three four"

for item in $list; do

This doesn't work since the shell tries to execute "one_present=yes" 
instead of assigning yes to one_present....

What am I missing????

Thanks a lot,

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