I am new to scripting/programming/everything and can't seem to figure out this bash script/loop I am trying to iterate.
I have a directory called "folder", in which there are many subdirectories which each contain files that I would like to echo (for now)
I have this, but it doesn't seem to print the files within the subdirectories but instead prints the subdirectories themselves. How would I alter the script to make this work?
for directory in *;
for thing in $directory
for loop itself doesn't traverse a file system; it only iterates over a sequence of strings. You need to iterate over the result of a pathname expansion for the second loop.
for directory in *; do for thing in "$directory"/* do echo "$thing" done done
You can do this with one loop with a more complex pattern:
for thing in */*; do echo "$thing" done