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Store a variable to indicate a filename

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From: Christopher M.
Date: Mon 30th Mar, 2:18pm
"Wei Liew"                               wrote:

> Hi Chris, 
> How to create a shellscript that will ask for filename to compare with dictionary?
> I was able to create a shellscript to do character reduction but not for comparing 
> files as I was not familiar on how to store filename as variable. 


When someone else asked this same question, I added the following to the Exercise sheet:

  Inside your shellscript (file), you can access the provided command-line argument using 
the value of $1.

Sorry, but you may not have seen that if you hadn't refreshed your browser.

In fact, we can pass multiple command-line arguments to a shellscript, perhaps multiple 
filenames,  and then access each argument with $1, $2, $3, ...

Hope that helps.

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├─ original   Thu 26th Mar, 9:29pm, Wei L.
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