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when I run from bash shell the command:

bash
for i in 1 2 3 ; do echo $i ; done
1
2
3

but when I switch to tcsh and want to run:

    tcsh
    bash -c for i in 1 2 3 ; do echo $i ; done
    i: -c: line 1: syntax error near unexpected token `newline'
    i: -c: line 1: `for'
    i: Undefined variable.

please advice why I get errors ( I run the for loop from bash -c its the same ? and what I need to fix ?

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up vote 2 down vote accepted

You'll need to quote it:

bash -c 'for i in 1 2 3 ; do echo $i ; done'

In your example, the only command bash is running is "for" on its own.

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