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I need to write a bash script, and would like it to parse unordered parameters of the format:

scriptname --param1 <string> --param2 <string> --param3 <date>

Is there a simple way to accomplish this, or am I pretty much stuck with $1, $2, $3?

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(note - I don't need long parameter names - single letters would be fine too)

  • why did you post the same thing on stackoverflow and here? This is more programming related anyway. – John T May 6 '09 at 3:34
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    That is exactly why. – Brent May 6 '09 at 3:46
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You should use getopt.

  • Thanks - That put me on the right track - I think that I actually want getopts - as it is apparently simpler, and I don't need the long names – Brent May 6 '09 at 3:15
  • Cool, but you need to fix your question then :) It specifically lists long param names in the example. – pjz May 6 '09 at 3:21

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