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Old 12-28-2004, 01:10 AM   #1
farmerjoe
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How to make a script wait for input


How do i make a script wait for user input to declare a variable?

like say i wanted it to do this:

What would you like the variable to be?
>test
Your variable is test.


I want to pause and wait for the user to input something that will declare a variable to be that input.

Any help is greatly appreciated. I am a n00b to all of this of course.

Thanks!
famerjoe

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Old 12-28-2004, 01:24 AM   #2
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'read' has to be made to timeout - otherwise it just waits. You can also 'sleep' to pause things but, as I say, it's not necessary with 'read'.
 
Old 12-28-2004, 01:34 AM   #3
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can you give an example if it being used to wait for input and then storing that input into a variable?

Thanks!
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Old 12-28-2004, 01:43 AM   #4
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I think i have figured it out. Thanks for putting me on the right track!

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Old 12-28-2004, 01:49 AM   #5
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No problem.


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