Accepting filename as command line param and writing to it

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# 8  
Old 02-06-2008
Originally Posted by silas.john
HI...its working..

but i dont understand what could be difference between

outputfile=`echo $1`



This is the only difference in our code.
why do you need `echo $1` ?
Also a better 'practice' in case your parameter has embedded spaces is: outputfile="$1"

Last edited by vgersh99; 02-06-2008 at 09:25 AM..
# 9  
Old 02-06-2008
Try this out yourself and watch what happens, with backticks:

echo $1
echo `echo $1`
outputfile=`echo $1`
echo $outputfile

With single quotes:

file='echo $outputfile'
echo $file

# 10  
Old 02-06-2008
thanks Franklin..... Smilie
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