for

Loop over a range

Signature

> for (var_name) (range) (block) --numbered

Parameters

  • var_name: name of the looping variable
  • range: range of the loop
  • block: the block to run
  • --numbered: returned a numbered item ($it.index and $it.item)

Notes

This command is a parser keyword. For details, check:
  https://www.nushell.sh/book/thinking_in_nushell.html

Examples

Echo the square of each integer

> for x in [1 2 3] { $x * $x }

Work with elements of a range

> for $x in 1..3 { $x }

Number each item and echo a message

> for $it in ['bob' 'fred'] --numbered { $"($it.index) is ($it.item)" }