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Old 10-22-2001
Error Arguments to a shell program

Hi List,
Is it possible to pass one argument to a shell program

eg) there is a shell program abc which takes one arguments

abc one

Due to some reasons I pass

abc one two

Now one,two must be considered as "one" argument to the shell programs. Any suggestions,hints are welcome.

# 2  
Old 10-22-2001
change IFS

change the IFS for your shell. By default it is a "space". change it to some other values so that "one two" id taken as a single argument.
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Old 10-23-2001
Another way you can do it is this:

echo $args

In place of @, you could do something like "$*", although they might both mess up your spacing, depending on the shell you are using...
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Old 10-23-2001
Re: Arguments to a shell program

Originally posted by csvenkata

Due to some reasons I pass

abc one two

Now one,two must be considered as "one" argument to the shell programs.

abc "one two"
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