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# 1  
Old 12-13-2001
Reading input to create a variable in a script?

I would like to prompt for input and then use it as a variable in a script.

Something like this.

#!/bin/ksh
echo "What is your name?: \c"
read response

echo "Your name is $reply" >file.txt
done
exit 0


What am I missing?

Thanks,
# 2  
Old 12-13-2001
MySQL

does this work for you?

#!/bin/ksh
echo "What is your name?: \c"
read response

echo "Your name is $response" >file.txt
exit 0


works for me
# 3  
Old 12-13-2001
Works now

I didn't need done evidently.
# 4  
Old 12-14-2001
Well, and also, did you notice this?:

Quote:
read response

echo "Your name is $reply" >file.txt
You defined "response", but echo'd "reply".
# 5  
Old 12-14-2001
Reading input to create a variable in a script?

---------------------
If you will use REPLY. (Give read no variable)
echo "What is your name ?" ; read
echo $REPLY #use big letters
---------------------
If you will use a variable
echo "What is your name ?" ; read TheNameIs
echo $TheNameIs
---------------------
# 6  
Old 12-14-2001
?

Yes, I noticed that response and reply were typed incorrectly. That wasn't the actual code but an example I used when typing the message to this forum. Good catch.


Thanks for the tips. My script is running great.
# 7  
Old 12-14-2001
_rd

_rd,

So the difference between using any given string name and using $REPLY is that REPLY doesn't set a variable?
 

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