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# 1  
Old 02-11-2008
Bash script pass sentence in block

Hello,
I want to know is it possible to pass a block of sentence using bash.
For example,
I have a script called Test.sh that takes in $1 and $2.
and I'm calling Test.sh in a.sh

so

in a.sh

Test.sh '' 'This is a sentence'

Because block are separated by space so when I do that, I get $1=This and $2=is in Test.sh.

How can I pass a empty string and a sentence use block?

Thank you
# 2  
Old 02-11-2008
TITI=" This is a great example... what do you think? "
vbe@ rolo5: /home/vbe> echo $TITI
This is a great example... what do you think?
# 3  
Old 02-11-2008
All this to say if you are to enter sentences as $1 and $2, dont forget the double quotes...


All the best
# 4  
Old 02-11-2008
Quote:
Originally Posted by vbe
TITI=" This is a great example... what do you think? "
vbe@ rolo5: /home/vbe> echo $TITI
This is a great example... what do you think?
This is what I tried,

block_one=""
block_two="this is a sentence"
Test.sh $block_one $block_two
and it didn't work because $1=this and $2=is
# 5  
Old 02-11-2008
this does the trick for me:

[rvegmond@wednesday ~]$ cat test.sh
#!/bin/bash
echo "1=$1"
echo "2=$2"
[rvegmond@wednesday ~]$ ./test.sh '' 'This is a second argument'
1=
2=This is a second argument

hope this helps..
# 6  
Old 02-11-2008
Quote:
Originally Posted by katrvu
This is what I tried,

block_one=""
block_two="this is a sentence"
Test.sh $block_one $block_two
and it didn't work because $1=this and $2=is
if you want to try it like this you should :

Test.sh "$block_one" "$block_two"
# 7  
Old 02-11-2008
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