username=$(sqlite3 db.sl3 "select user from main";)
yad --list --column="#" "$username" --height 200

I want to display the usernames of my db in a list and then select one of theme.
The problem with the code above is that the username "a b c" are treated as an unique username.
How can i split them into more username?


If your user names don't contain any spaces or special characters (*?\[), you need just remove " and it will work ok:

yad --list --column="#" $username --height 200
  • 1
    Excepting for usernames which contain spaces. – manatwork May 18 '12 at 10:26

In such cases is advisable to store the data in an array. With version 4.0 or never the simplest is to use mapfile to populate it:

mapfile username < <(sqlite3 db.sl3 "select user from main")
yad --list --column="#" "${username[@]}" --height 200
  • I must read the newest bash v4 function :) thanks!! – polslinux May 18 '12 at 10:30

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