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Old 10-14-2008, 10:17 PM   #1
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Question pass file-name as command line argument

Hi all,

I have made a script which has a necessity that the file name should be "OVO_Report".

How can I modify the script so that it could take any file name provided as the first argument in the command line (WITHOUT making much changes to my present script).

I need something like capture filename given in the command line in a variable and use that variable in the script.

For e.g.
./my_script "any_filename"
Pls help, I haven't worked on scripts which take command line arguments.

Old 10-14-2008, 10:43 PM   #2
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you can use $1 - $1 is the first argument:

so, in your script, you can set:


then use nfileSource throughout your script.

if you can only need 1 argument (the filename), you can also:

if [[ $# != 1 ]]
echo "\nUSAGE: $0 filename\n"
exit 0


echo "target file is ${nfileSource}."
Old 10-14-2008, 11:52 PM   #3
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Thanks born4linux,
works perfect, will make a note for future.



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