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Re: array as loopvariable - howto

jarausch@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> I would like to write a loop over a list of arrays,
> e.g. I would like to iterate over pairs of (username,UID)
> A naiv try like
> for User in (User1,100) (User2,120); do  echo "$U[1] has UID $U[2]";
> done
> failed.
> Is this possible in ZSH?

>From 4.1.1 which is appearing Real Soon Now (TM) you can do

for User Uid in User1 100 User2 120; do
  echo "$User has UID $User2"

(You are encouraged to try out 4.1.1-test-2 if you are at all interested
in upgrading.)

Until then, you are stuck with either indexing multiple real arrays or
tricks with word splitting.

Peter Stephenson <pws@xxxxxxx>                  Software Engineer
CSR Ltd., Science Park, Milton Road,
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