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Old 10-22-2003, 10:27 AM   #1
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Command line arguments to java program


I have a java code and want it to accept command line arguments in the form given below

java mybrowser -host <hostip> -port <port> -url <urlname>

but this is interpreted as arguments for java (because of -host etc.) instead of my program and it gives lots of errors for invalid array element access (since I used String [] args in main)

But the same works in Windows. Is there any way to do this in Linux
Old 10-22-2003, 08:39 PM   #2
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might i ask why u cant just give the options without the '-'?
its realllly not needed, is it?
Old 10-23-2003, 04:24 AM   #3
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I think you have to go for an other java implementation. You usings suns implementation on Linux?

Besides, should "long options" have "--" infront of them anyhow? =)
Maybe this gets parsed to java bin.
Old 10-23-2003, 06:48 AM   #4
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You must execute the program as follows

java mybrowser 23

In java you could retrieved the arguments as follows:

public static void main (String [] args) {

String hostName = args[0];
String port = args[1];

Java developer

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