TL;DR: 5-line custom iterator over a file and executing command per line.
Here is a custom helper script that i have written and been using for a very long time. Sometimes something so simpler in nature could very well be useful a lot of times that you feel like sharing it out with everyone.
This scripts is basically a custom iterator which allows you to execute any command of your choice over a file, one line at a time.
[github userid=”anantshri” repoid=”script-collection” path=”loop.sh” language=”bash”]
The code is written in such a way that the input from file could be appended prepended or added in middle of the text. Important point is to ensure if you want a blankspace around the command you need to include that blankspace.
Multiple example of this command could be
loop over ip’s and do a simple ping over the entire ip range. (cases where we don’t have incremental range)
1. loop list_of_ip.txt “ping -c2 ”
running nikto scan over a range but this time adding the host in middle of command
2. loop list_of_host.txt “nikto.pl -host ” ” -port 80,443″
run a curl command and get headers of all hosts
3. loop list_of_host.txt “curl -I -k https://”
Run ike-scan using various combination of ike-group names
4. loop list_ike_groups “ike-scan IPv4_ADDRESS -A -M –id=”