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Re: Command line parameter problem in scripts ?



On Tue, 2006-10-10 at 18:20 +0100, Paul Howarth wrote:
> > How do I get $1 to be * rather than just a specific file ?  
> 
> You can't. The shell that you are running is what is expanding the "*", 
> not the script.

Then the following web page is wrong ?  Note the example for ls.  It
shows $1 to be '*' !


> Try changing the script not to use $1 instead:
> 
> =======================================
> echo
> echo Arguments are "$@"
> 
> for eachFile in "$@"
> do
> 	...
> done
> =======================================

$@ is the whole command line, right ? 

While we are on the subject, what is the diff between $* and $@ ?

I'd find this info on my own but it doesn't appear that google will take $* or $@ as search terms.  Someone correct me if I am wrong on this. 

Thanks.

-- 
Kim Lux,  Diesel Research Inc.



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