[CentOS] repeat command

Fri May 3 18:02:47 UTC 2013
Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com>

On Thu, May 2, 2013 at 6:45 PM, John R. Dennison <jrd at gerdesas.com> wrote:
> On Fri, May 03, 2013 at 01:36:36AM +0200, Markus Falb wrote:
>> this works but at least with bash you can do it with brace expansion
>> for x in {1..10}; do … ; done
>> it's a bashism but maybe more portable, e.g. OS-X has no seq
>> no fork (for the seq) is necessary as well
> True.  Thing I like about seq is that it also takes an optional
> increment value which can be very handy at times.

Is it _really_ that hard to type the explicit loop with test ([) and
expr?   These were builtins even in bourne shell eons ago.

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com