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Keyboard input question

How would I change up a script that currently has something like:
bash script
echo what's 1 2 3 4?
then using read 1 2 3 4
I type 1 2 3 4.
so in the script i can do stuff like
echo $1 $2 $3 $4
and such...

i was just doing echo "1 2 3 4"|bash script

But was wondering how could I do something where I could execute the script and have it all on one line.
bash script 1 2 3 4

I've tried looking around and haven't had much luck, I just think I'm not finding the right term to search for. If someone could point me in the right direction please.
# 2  
I don't understand this script, what does bash script do? You could put the echo on the same line with a semi-colon, ie,
Code:
bash script; echo "what's 1 2 3 4"

Do you mean 1 2 3 4 to be options? If so I'd do
Code:
echo "Please type either a 1, 2, 3, or a 4"
read NUMBER
echo $NUMBER

# 3  
Basically, I'm writing a script where I want some user input. However rather than when running the script it outputs:
Hi, what's variable 1 2 3?

then you type.
abc xyz 123

To get the variables in the script.

You can just type it out something like this.
bash script abc xyz 123
# 4  
Can you post that section of your script?

Bash is a program and putting it all on one line as you seem to have done would run it with all those things as arguments to the bash command.
# 5  
Just got it! Smilie

Am setting up something to download some stuff with wget, move it around, fix perms etc...
I was using
echo "Enter Host User Pass : "
read host user pass

I needed:

host=$1
user=$2
pass=$3
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It works for you then?
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