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It's dumb but I need an answer

by Anonymous Monk
on Apr 18, 2002 at 16:09 UTC ( #160245=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??
Anonymous Monk has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

Is it possible to pass variable values to a perl program directly from the DOS command line? I'm thinking of a notation like this: c:\>perl myscript 10 where 10 is the value that my script wants to use. Please help. Thanks.

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Re: It's dumb but I need an answer
by bmcatt (Friar) on Apr 18, 2002 at 16:15 UTC
    Repeat after me: @ARGV is my friend...
      Thanks for solving my problem! Now I can get on with my life.
Re: It's dumb but I need an answer
by pepik_knize (Scribe) on Apr 18, 2002 at 16:25 UTC
    perldoc perlvar, look for @ARGV
      Thanks for solving my problem! I've been scanning through books about it, going nuts.
Re: It's dumb but I need an answer
by BUU (Prior) on Apr 18, 2002 at 16:11 UTC

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[Corion]: ambrus: Yeah - we're in that situation too, except that there is no time to do the reorganizing :-/
[LanX]: ... so my boss started a project with the newest sun servers and invited the traders to come on weekend to test it... and they were so pleased, that they forced him to keep it in production...
[ambrus]: Corion: sure, this is the long-term plan. The short term is that I have to run this ungodly mess to get results from the new input data today.
[Corion]: ambrus: Most of our "automation" is tied to process exit codes and a shell pipeline :-\
[LanX]: ... a week later they realized that one of the databases - which recorded how much the other banks due to this bank - was not correctly plugged
[ambrus]: Corion: I have no problem with exit codes and shell pipeline. My problem is that the current process requires a lot of manual intervention from me, including editing the source codes.
[ambrus]: (Also a lot of manual intervention by two or three other co-workers, who do other parts of the process.)
[ambrus]: Some of the manual part is unavoidable, but not all.
[choroba]: LanX was there a way to recover the numbers from the remaining information?
[Corion]: LanX: Ow ;)

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