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Bash Getopts - Scripts with Command Line Options

May 23, 2014, 09:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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I've always wanted to know how to create command line options for my Bash scripts. After some research I found there are two functions available to handle this; getopt and getopts. I'm not going to get into the debate about which one is better. getopts is a shell builtin and seems a little easier to implement than getopt, so I'll go with that for now. This tutorial provides example code to process command line switches or options in bash scripts using getopts.

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