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Differences in bash scripts between $@ and $*

Which are the differences between $@ and $* ? For example I see no differences here: #! /bin/bash echo with star: $* echo with at sign: $@
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Shortcuts with command line arguments blocked with IE error - These files can't be opened

My local shortcuts (.lnk files) do not execute if the shortcut has any command-line arguments On freshly-installed 64-Bit Windows 8 Shortcut worked fine on Windows 7 32-Bit It depends where the ...
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Passing multiple sets of arguments to a command

instances contains several whitespace separated strings, as does snapshots. I want to run the command below, with each instance-snapshot pair. ec2-attach-volume --instance $instances --device ...
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Is it possible to catch the arguments of a program?

I wwant to catch the command-line arguments of a program I use, so when I start test.exe with arguments -debug and -console I can see this arguments even if I don´t have the source code of the ...
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MacOS Start FireFox via CommandLine in 32 bit

Firefox can be startet via Commandline How can I run an application with command line arguments in Mac OS Is there an argument to make it start in 32 bit ? I know i could select it via finder, but ...
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stat command in Mac OS X

I'm trying to get a formatted time output using a such command in Mac OS X 10.7.5 (in the Terminal app): stat -f "%m" -t "%Y" "myfilename.jpg" However, it still gives me a unixtime, not the ...
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Why do many CLI apps take a “--” argument?

I've seen many command line tools that take a "--" argument. For example: gem install mysql -- —–with-mysql-config=/usr/local/mysql/bin/mysql_config What does it stand for? Does it have a special ...
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Command-line option to compare 2 images in FastStone Image Viewer

I find FastStone Image Viewer a useful freeware to compare 2 images side by side, by selecting the images (by holding down Ctrl and clicking) in its Browser view, then pressing P. Is there a ...
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How do I set an alias for a search command that takes two arguments

I have a shell command which find files that contain 2 strings together: $ grep -rl JFL . 2>/de/null | while read n; do grep -l 20120907 "$n"; done The strings above are JFL and 20120907 Now I ...
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Can I add arguments to a program in windows without using a shortcut?

Is it possible to add arguments to a file without creating a shortcut to it in windows? Specifically windows XP, Vista, and 7? If so, how would you do it? I'm not talking about using a batch file, or ...
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How to pass a filename by drag-and-drop to a shortcut in Windows

I have a program program.exe and a document document.txt, and to open the document, I can drag document.txt onto program.exe. So far so good. Now I want to call it with a command-line parameter -param ...
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How to set launch options for programs on OS X [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I pass command line arguments to Dock items? On a Windows PC, if I need to provide any launch options to an application (say, Chrome browser), I can do that by ...
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Extracting last command-line parameter of batch file

I have to modify a batch file (written by a former employee) that uses a for %%f in (%*) do ( ... ) loop to operate on each command-line parameter. The new requirement is that a directory name will be ...
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How to launch a command-line application without having to type the command?

I'm trying to write a python script that will launch alsamixer. alsamixer is a command-line application, that you typically launch by: Opening up a Terminal. Typing alsamixer. I'm trying to make ...
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How do you open mailx to read old mail when you have no new mail and view a list of old emails?

If you type mailx at the command line when you have new mail, it nicely shows you headers of your new mail and leaves you at a ? prompt where you can do mail commands. But if you don't have new mail ...
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Internet Explorer 8 suspended and debug command line options

I have Internet Explorer 8 set as my default browser and whenever I start my web application in Visual Studio 2010 with debugging it starts Internet Explorer 8 with the following command line ...
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How to pass command line arguments in Mac Application

I have created a Command line tool application ( Xocde --> New App --> Command line tool) and it's running without any problems. Now i want to run it through terminal and pass some command line ...
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How to Retrieve Command Line Arguments

How can I view what command line arguments are passed to a running process on Mac OS X?
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Unix tools: what if a file is named minus something?

I'm always wondering: most GNU/Unix tools take options in the form "minus something", sometimes followed by an argument. What if you got a file named minus something? $ ls -f $ rm -f $ ls -f $ mv -f ...
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Python script takes string args with './[];' — Tell terminal to process as literal input?

My script takes a key as its third argument, and it can have any kind of input...including characters that bash complains about. I'd really like to use this one-off script right from the terminal, ...
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How to preserve white space in Bash arguments

I use the command: cm1 cm2 arg1 arg2 'argument 3' It first goes to cm1, which will then redirect arg1 arg2 'argument 3' to another file. /usr/bin/cm1: #! /bin/bash # some script here shift cm2 $@ ...
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Linux command line argument variations

New to Linux and have a few questions about command line arguments: Let's say there a command-line tool called widget that takes an argument called fizz. I've seen all different types of arguments: ...
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How to pass a super long argument in the terminal?

I wrote a python programme, that accept I pass an argument inside it. But when I pass a very very long, it automatically shorten my argument. How can I fix it? Thanks.
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Passing arguments to shortcuts through start+run?

I've been making shortcuts to thing I use often so I don't have a cluttered taskbar. I have shortcuts for games, thunderbird, etc, and just type winkey+r tb for thunderbird or winkey+r wa x^2+2x+3 dx ...
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Finding Command-Line Arguments of Programs

I know that unix has man pages, but is there a place I can look to discover command-line arguments of programs? Going to command prompt and typing notepad /? doesn't give anything.
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Pass an option syntax string as filename

I somehow got a file named --no-recursion in a directory. How can I get cat to show what it contains? Not like this, since the argument gets interpreted as an option: root@nagini [/home/lalilulelo]# ...
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How to pass multiple commandline arguments to a script?

I have a command line script that takes images as arguments. I got it working with one argument but fail to figure out how to pass in multiple.
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Launch VIM and show, or hide, row numbers

Background Control whether row numbers are displayed after vim starts (in a non-interactive mode). Problem A shell script contains the following code: echo Converting $1 to $1.html... NUMBERS="-c ...
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How can I tell Emacs TRAMP to use specific arguments to ssh?

I'm trying to set up my Emacs TRAMP to access remote files via ssh, and I would like to add some additional arguments to the ssh command that tramp uses for connecting. Is there a way to do this? I ...
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Once-off run a program with command line options from shortcut

Is there any program that will let me run a shortcut, but add additional arguments to the command line? Ideally, I would like this as an option in the right click menu.
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Passing Command Line Args to `open` on Mac

I am using the open command from the Terminal to open an app bundle and would like to pass a command line argument through to the underlying executable. Is this possible with the open command? The ...
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Why are there short and long alternatives for command line options?

Most unixoid commands feature short and long alternatives for command line options, like ls -a and ls --all, or ls -A and ls --almost-all. Why do those two ways exist? One is shorter to type, the ...