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Old 04-11-2005, 03:24 PM   #1
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how can I take input with a shell script?


I need help with taking input with a shell script


something like this

-----> take input ---> save as a var

echo $var

thanks
 
Old 04-11-2005, 03:26 PM   #2
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I think it's something like this, $1 being the first arg.
Code:
if ( "$1" != "" ) set port="$1"
Where port is what you want to name the variable.
Then:
Code:
echo $port
 
Old 04-11-2005, 03:34 PM   #3
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I know how to save it like that.....what I am actualy looking for is to 'take input' from the user and save it in a 'var'. But Thanks
 
Old 04-11-2005, 03:43 PM   #4
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Something like this? (in bold is my input)
Code:
skalkoto@darkstar:~/src$ ./ask_name
What's your name? John
hello John
skalkoto@darkstar:~/src$cat ask_name
#!/bin/bash

echo -n "What's your name? "
read var1
echo "hello $var1"
skalkoto@darkstar:~/src$
The command you are looking for is read.

For more info, look here:
http://www.tldp.org/LDP/abs/html/internal.html
 
Old 04-11-2005, 03:46 PM   #5
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yes........thanks ALOT
 
  


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