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Linux in a Nutshell, Fourth Edition by Aaron Weber, Stephen Figgins, Ellen Siever

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repeat

Synopsis

                  repeat 
                  n command
               

Execute n instances of command.

Examples

Print three copies of memo:

% repeat 3 pr memo | lp

Read 10 lines from the terminal and store in item_list:

% repeat 10 line > item_list

Append 50 boilerplate files to report:

% repeat 50 cat template >> report

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