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# 1  
Old 08-06-2009
Passing filename as parameter and displaying the file contents

Hi All,

Its extremely urgent regarding the following requirement.
I have created few files in a directory. I have write a program in shell scripting such that it prompts for the filename . once the filename is entered,it should print the contents of the file.

Can anyone help with this......... Its extremely urgent.
# 2  
Old 08-06-2009
Can you show us what have you tried so far and where you are stuck?

Regards
# 3  
Old 08-06-2009
a very simple script matches your requirement:
Code:
#!/bin/bash

echo "filename ???"
read fn

for f in $fn
 do
   cat $f
done

# 4  
Old 08-06-2009
Can you post your code please?
How do you want the file's content to be printed? in the terminal (in this case maybe a "more file.txt" could do)?
# 5  
Old 08-06-2009
Quote:
Originally Posted by thanhdat
a very simple script matches your requirement:
Code:
#!/bin/bash

echo "filename ???"
read fn

for f in $fn
 do
   cat $f
done

So now we are making homework for others?

Regards
# 6  
Old 08-06-2009
Thanks for the replies
# 7  
Old 08-06-2009
this is very short.
Code:
#!/bin/sh

read file
cat $file


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