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Linux shell scripting basics

Filed under: Linux — Ishtiaque @ 9:40 am

1. Following  example will execute the script while passing argument to it:

./test.sh value1 value2

echo Script name $0     # $0 will contains script name



echo you entered $ARG1 and $ARG2

2. Following example will get argument at command prompt:

read USER

echo You entered $USER

3. Following example will verify number of arguments:

if [ $# != 2 ]


echo Please enter username and password



Note: There should be space b/w “[” and variable. Also “then” keyword should be placed no second line.


a. http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/library/l-bash2.html

b. http://www.linuxconfig.org/Bash_scripting_Tutorial

c. http://linuxhelp.blogspot.com/2005/10/10-seconds-guide-to-bash-shell.html


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