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How to access command line arguments in shell script?

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How to access command line arguments in shell script?
posted Oct 14, 2013 by Salil Agrawal

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The arguments are stored in variables with a number in the order of the argument starting at 1

First Argument: $1
Second Argument: $2
Third Argument: $3
Example

command: ./script.bash alpha beta gamma

Variables: $1=='alpha'; $2=='beta'; $3=='gamma'

The variable $0 is the script's name. The total number of arguments is stored in $#. The variables $@ and $* return all the arguments.

answer Oct 14, 2013 by Vikas Upadhyay
Thanks Vikas, it was helpful
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