All our looping controls are simple and we will begin by looking at for loops. The word for is a keyword in bash and in terms of its working, it is similar to if. We can use the command type to verify this, as shown in the following example:
$ type for for is a shell keyword
As a reserved shell keyword, we can use a for loop both in scripts and directly at the command line. In this way, we can utilize loops within and without the scripts, optimizing the use of the command line. A simple for loop is shown in the following example code:
# for u in bob joe ; do useradd $u echo '$u:Password1' | chpasswd #pipe the created user to chpasswd passwd -e $u done
The useradd command is used to create users and the chpasswd command is used ...