problems using ls with for_in (SH)

Robert Huff roberthuff at
Thu Nov 8 19:29:30 PST 2007

=?ISO-8859-1?Q?Sd=E4vtaker?= writes:

>  Im trying to get a file with all the md5 hashes of one directory.
>  My initial script was this:

>  #!/bin/sh
>  for file in $(ls)
>  do
>          echo $file
>          md5 $file
>  done
>  The problem is with the file names who contains "whitespaces" becouse 
>  the for_in passed each word as one iteration and not the full filename, 
>  I'd tried using -B in ls, but doesnt help.
>  Any idea what can i do?

	Yes.		:-)
	Find the documetation, and look up the IFS environment

				Robert Huff

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