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LS=`ls "$SRC_PATH"/* | grep -i -v *.ignore`

I cannot use for loop as I need to check conditions with while as there are multiple conditions.

Trying to access the content using

${LS[$CNT]}
CNT=`expr $CNT + 1`

I am unable to access the contents.

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We'll start with Do not parse the output of ls because it's always good to remind people of this.

Next note that the grep probably isn't doing what you want; you likely want \.ignore$ to make it skip files ending with ".ignore"

Since we're using ksh you don't need to call expr; you can just do let CNT=CNT+1

Now..

To set an array in ksh you need to use set -A syntax.

eg

set -A LS $(ls "$SRC_PATH"/* | grep -i -v '\.ignore$')

Now ${LS[0]} will be the first file, etc etc.

eg if we have

$ ls X               
a  b  c

Then

$ set -A LS $(ls X)
$ echo ${LS[0]}
a
$ echo ${LS[1]}
b
$ echo ${LS[2]}
c

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