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Passing command line argument in shell script

Himal Chuli
Ranch Hand

Joined: Aug 06, 2002
Posts: 118
hi,
just wondering how could i define a variable in a shell script and pass an argument to it from command line. specifically, i would like to do something like the following:
Script
------------------
myScript(script name)
var
This a var argument passed in command line.
now in command line, typing following
myScript Testing
should display:
This is Testing argument passed in command line.
hope, i have been clear what i would like to do.
appreciate your help.
thanks.
himal


Himal
Blaine Mincey
Greenhorn

Joined: Nov 28, 2000
Posts: 15
Just a quick example....
Command line
$ HelloWorld Blaine
#/bin/bash
VAR_NAME=$1
echo "Hello, $VAR_NAME"
Should result in
$ Hello, Blaine
Remember to make your shell script executable...
Blaine
blaine_mincey@mindspring.com
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
 
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