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Commonly with a shell script you need to pass arguments to the script. This is easily done using the built-in '$argv' array as show in the following example: #!/usr/local/bin/php -q <?php $first_name = $argv; $last_name = $argv; print("Hello, $first_name $last_name! How are you today?\n"); ?> So in the above script we're printing out the first two arguments to the script which would be called like this: [dbrogdon@artemis dbrogdon]$ scriptname.ph Darrell Brogdon Which would print out: Hello, Darrell Brogdon! How are you today? [dbrogdon@artemis dbrogdon]$
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