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Create a sequence of integer numbers

 $ echo {4..-9}

— by Janos on Nov. 24, 2011, 10:07 p.m.

Explanation

  • Useful for counters. For example, to do something 10 times, you could do for i in {1..10}; do something; done
  • Be careful, there cannot be spaces between the braces
  • As the example shows, can count backwards too

Limitations

Does not work in /bin/sh, this is bash specific.