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Old 07-01-2011
Passing string as a input parameter for a shell script

Hi

i have a shell script which needs a string as an input parameter. How to pass the string param as an input?

In command line am running the script.

for e.g.,
a="who is a buddy?"

sh sample.sh $a

Inside the script i get this input param as $1 but only the value "who" is accepted as an input. Please help me!

Thanks!
# 2  
Old 07-01-2011
Try as..
Code:
sh sample.sh "$a"

# 3  
Old 07-01-2011
What is the content of your sample.sh script ?

Maybe in this script you should use $* or $@ instead of $1
# 4  
Old 07-01-2011
I tried using this, but only "who" is taken for $1
# 5  
Old 07-01-2011
Quote:
Originally Posted by vidhyaS
I tried using this, but only "who" is taken for $1
Try what MichaelRozar suggested
# 6  
Old 07-01-2011
i tried even that. it's not working out.
# 7  
Old 07-01-2011
Code:
# cat eu
echo $1
# a="who am i"
# sh eu $a
who
# sh eu "$a"
who am i
#

Show us what you have , what you type, what you get, and what is in your script.
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