[Solved] How to refer more than 9 command line inputs for a scripts in korn shell?

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# 15  
Old 12-05-2013
Originally Posted by hergp
In Solaris, /usr/bin/sh is not a POSIX shell, it is some sort of Sun homebrew shell based on the bourne shell. If you want a POSIX shell, use /usr/xpg4/bin/sh or the /usr/bin/ksh as Don Cragun already suggested.
/sbin/sh (and it's iinks /bin/sh and /usr/bin/sh) isn't a homebrew; it came straight out of UNIX System V Release 4 from AT&T.

/usr/bin/ksh isn't a POSIX conforming shell either (although it is closer than /sbin/sh. /usr/bin/ksh is based on ksh88 source and is missing some ksh93 features required by the POSIX standards.
Originally Posted by hergp
$ /usr/bin/sh -c 'set a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o; echo ${12}'
/usr/bin/sh: bad substitution
$ /usr/xpg4/bin/sh -c 'set a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o; echo ${12}'
$ /usr/bin/ksh -c 'set a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o; echo ${12}'

The result is the same on Solaris 8 and 10.

BTW: In Solaris, /bin is a symbolic link to /usr/bin/, so /bin/sh and /usr/bin/sh are identical.
Thanks for that reminder.
This User Gave Thanks to Don Cragun For This Post:
# 16  
Old 12-06-2013
Thank you everyone (Specially Don and CarloM), it worked with ksh instead of sh. Also sorry for being late to respond.
Here are some of the details I could find.....
/export/home/pj317q> type sh
sh is a tracked alias for /usr/bin/sh

/export/home/pj317q> uname -s
/export/home/pj317q> uname -r
/export/home/pj317q> echo $SHELL

and finally the script is good and I can make use of this in my code.
Here is the output now:
/export/home/pj317q> cat displayname.sh
echo $1
echo $2
echo $9
echo ${15}
echo ${10}
/export/home/pj317q> ksh displayname.sh a b c d e f g h I j k l m n o p q r s t u v

Also please let me know if you want me to check anything more on the this system which might help you in some way.
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