You might need to do something with a list of files contained in a file… and maybe these file names include spaces, therefore using a standard
for i in `cat filename`
does not work since it will consider every word as a single variable.
This second script does the job:
IFS=\$ ==> this sets the line separator as EOL
while read i ==> this read variables separated by EOL and stores value in $i
echo $i ==> this echoes the value of $i. Replace echo command with whatever you want to do with filenames
done < file-containing-the-list ==> this ends the while do cycle and takes input from file where filenames are stored