Passing variables/arguments/parameters to commands


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Passing variables/arguments/parameters to commands

A good place to start is simple variable passing....
Passing variables from one script to another

The next level is passing a variable into a more complex command such as using a variable in a sed command. There are some simple quoting techniques that are very general. These are mentioned in...
How can I use a variable in sed?

Also awk has a couple of specific ways to handle this...
Passing values out awk.
PASS parameter to AWK
Passing argument to awk script

Doing this with aliases depends on your shell.....
Passing arguments to an alias
alias creation

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HOSTAPD_CLI(8)						    BSD System Manager's Manual 					    HOSTAPD_CLI(8)

NAME
hostapd_cli -- text-based frontend program for interacting with hostapd(8) SYNOPSIS
hostapd_cli [commands] DESCRIPTION
The hostapd_cli utility is a text-based frontend program for interacting with hostapd(8). It is used to query the current status. The hostapd_cli utility can show the current authentication status, dot11 and dot1x MIBs, etc. The hostapd_cli utility supports two modes: interactive and command line. Both modes share the same command set. Interactive mode is started when hostapd_cli is executed without any parameters on the command line. Commands are then entered from the con- trolling terminal in response to the hostapd_cli prompt. In command line mode, the same commands are entered as command line arguments. COMMANDS
The following commands may be supplied on the command line or at a prompt when operating interactively. mib Report MIB variables (dot1x, dot11) for the current interface. sta addr Report the MIB variables for the associated station with MAC address addr. all_sta Report the MIB variables for all associated stations. help Show usage help. interface [ifname] Show available interfaces and/or set the current interface when multiple are available. level debug_level Change the debugging level in hostapd(8). Larger numbers generate more messages. license Display the full license for hostapd_cli. quit Exit hostapd_cli. SEE ALSO
hostapd.conf(5), hostapd(8) HISTORY
The hostapd_cli utility first appeared in NetBSD 4.0. AUTHORS
The hostapd_cli utility was written by Jouni Malinen <jkmaline@cc.hut.fi>. This manual page is derived from the README file included in the hostapd distribution. BSD
June 16, 2005 BSD

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