Bash Scripting - Taking input
There are multiple ways of taking input via the Shell.
Using the ‘read’ command to prompt for input
#!/bin/bash echo "Enter your name:" read user_name echo "Hello $user_name!"
Here’s what the script will look like when we run it.
$ sh nameexample Enter your name: Sarah Hello Sarah!
Using Command-Line Arguments for Input
Command line arguments given to a script become variables whose names are numbers.
$1 is the first command-line argument,
$2 is the second, and so on.
$0 is the name by which the script was invoked.