[SunHELP] dirname command pipe failure

Jopson, Andy Andrew.Jopson at Rolls-Royce.com
Thu Jun 24 03:53:35 CDT 2004

I have another one for you:

I'm attempting to list a directory so that files can be chosen for
processing, rather than entering as arguments. I find that the for command
is incredibly SLOW though. Is there a faster way to list the files on
numbered lines using another technique?

	for file in ./*
		count=`expr $count + 1`
		files[$count]=`basename $file`
		echo "	$count)	${files[count]}"

Andrew Jopson C.Eng MSc 
Thermotek Ltd
Thermal Analyst
Rolls-Royce Thermofluids
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