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Old 06-09-2011, 10:22 AM   #1
nano2
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mandatory and optional arguments


Hi ,
I am using getopts to take parse optional arguments but i also pass in mandatory arguments first
Code:
#!/bin/bash


print_usage()
{
    perror "$@"
}
arg1="$1"
arg2="$2"
shift 2
while getopts f:d: opt
do
   case $opt in
               f) file="${OPTARG}";;
               d) dir="${OPTARG}";;
               ?) print_usage $0
            exit 1;;
   esac
done
echo "Argument 1 = $arg1"
echo "Argument 2 = $arg2"
echo "File=$file"
echo "Dir=$dir"
./script arg1 arg2 -f file -d dir this works fine

But when i pass in the wrong number of mandatory arguments and pass in the optional argument the command line gets all messed up like so

./script arg1 -f BLAH -d DIR
Argument 1 = arg1
Argument 2 = -f
File=
Dir=

Any ideas how to stop this ???
 
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