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Old 09-30-2011
Question ksh script that will accept arguments


I am not very skilled using ksh scripts.

How do I create a ksh script that will accept arguments and use them in the script ?

I need to make this:

Run this command with this argument:
./mykshprogram.ksh madsen

and sometimes I need to do this:
Run the ksh again with 2 arguments:
./mykshprogram.ksh madsen jensen

So I need something like this:

if argument 2 is empty
 /usr/tools/run.exe -i madsen
 /usr/tools/run2.exe -i madsen -y jensen

Thanks in advance

Last edited by radoulov; 09-30-2011 at 11:17 AM.. Reason: Code tags.
# 2  
Old 09-30-2011
if [ $# -lt 2 ]
   /usr/tools/run.exe -i $1
   /usr/tools/run2.exe -i $1 -y $2

# 3  
Old 09-30-2011
if [ -z $* ];then
/usr/tools/run.exe -i madsen
elif [[ -n $1 && -z $2 ]];then
 /usr/tools/run2.exe -i $1
elif [[ -n $1 && -n $2 ]];then
 /usr/tools/run2.exe -i $1 -y $2

edit: i thought you said if all args were empty , thats why i added 1st if.
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Old 09-30-2011
For more robust command line argument processing, read up on the "getopts" program for parsing command line options. Here is one example I found that addresses this:
KSH - Sample program - Scroll down a few examples to see the example that uses getopts.


Last edited by gary_w; 09-30-2011 at 11:24 AM..
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