Chapter 6. Iterating with Loops
Remember, scripts are for lazy people. We are the folk of the world who have better things to do than repeat a task 100 times or more; loops are our friends.
Looping structures are the life-blood of scripts. These loops are the workhorse engine that can iterate many times, repeating the same task reliably and consistently. Imagine having 100,000 lines of text within a CSV file that has to be checked for incorrect entries. A script can do this easily and accurately once developed but in the case of a human, the reliability factor and accuracy will fail very quickly.
So let's see how we can save our time and sanity by covering the following topics in this chapter:
- For loops
- Loop control
- While and until
- Read from file
- Operator ...