Command line arguments

Eliot Moss
Tue Oct 30 14:28:00 GMT 2012

On 10/30/2012 10:20 AM, chesschi wrote:

 > In cygwin, is it possible to pass arguments to a shell script file? I have
 > installed the latest cygwin with default packages. I found that argument
 > zero ($0) is correct. However, the number of arguments always returns zero
 > ($#= 0) and $1, $2... are all null even though I did pass arguments.

It is not clear what you mean by "in cygwin".  If you run the bash shell,
for example, then it indeed makes the various arguments available as $1,
etc., and $# works as expected.

Perhaps you should give us more detail. I would suggest including:

- the script
- telling us the program from which you invoke the script (bash?), and
   exactly how you invoke it
- one or more of the command lines that do not seem to work as you expect

I can assure you that I use bash and bash scripts, with arguments and
fancy argument processing, all the time ...

Regards -- Eliot Moss

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