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Using !/bin/command inside a loop

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  • Subject: [mg5296] Using !/bin/command inside a loop
  • From: sergio at (Sergio Rojas)
  • Date: Sat, 23 Nov 1996 01:44:37 -0500
  • Organization: City College Of New York - Science
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

Hello folks;
   	   As a single line in any MMa file the line: !/bin/rm filename 

While[ (Otherset = InputString["New set (no to end)? "]) != "no",
        % >> filename]

Syntax::sntxf: "        !" cannot be followed by "/bin/rm filename;".

Could somebody explain the correct use of ! for this particular situation?

e-mail: sergio at

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