Solved

finding out the number of parameters entered

Posted on 2004-08-22
2
196 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-21
hi, i would like to know how i can echo to screen the number of parameters entered in a bourne shellscript program

ie. if the person types "hello hello hello hello hello" i want it to echo to screen "5 parameters were entered"

any help appreciated, thanks
0
Comment
Question by:seremaz
2 Comments
 
LVL 11

Accepted Solution

by:
avizit earned 125 total points
ID: 11864229
#!/usr/bin/sh

echo "$# parameters were entered"

0
 

Author Comment

by:seremaz
ID: 11864236
i already figured this out, but as you answered me right ill give u the points anyway :p
0

Featured Post

Is Your Active Directory as Secure as You Think?

More than 75% of all records are compromised because of the loss or theft of a privileged credential. Experts have been exploring Active Directory infrastructure to identify key threats and establish best practices for keeping data safe. Attend this month’s webinar to learn more.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Let's say you need to move the data of a file system from one partition to another. This generally involves dismounting the file system, backing it up to tapes, and restoring it to a new partition. You may also copy the file system from one place to…
I have been running these systems for a few years now and I am just very happy with them.   I just wanted to share the manual that I have created for upgrades and other things.  Oooh yes! FreeBSD makes me happy (as a server), no maintenance and I al…
Learn several ways to interact with files and get file information from the bash shell. ls lists the contents of a directory: Using the -a flag displays hidden files: Using the -l flag formats the output in a long list: The file command gives us mor…
Learn how to navigate the file tree with the shell. Use pwd to print the current working directory: Use ls to list a directory's contents: Use cd to change to a new directory: Use wildcards instead of typing out long directory names: Use ../ to move…

929 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

9 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now