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Re: How can I find the -c argument?

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: How can I find the -c argument?
Date: Fri, 15 Apr 2005 14:51:48 -0400
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Paul D. Smith wrote:
> This isn't a bug, actually.  I'm wondering if there's any way to access
> the string provided with the -c option to the shell, from within the
> shell init files.
> For example, if I run this;
>     bash --login -c 'echo hi'
> How can I find the string 'echo hi' from within my ~/.bash_profile?  I
> tried the obvious but it isn't in $@ and it's not sitting in stdin
> waiting for me.  Is there any way to retrieve that string from within my
> shell setup?

The $BASH_EXECUTION_STRING variable exists in bash-3.0 for this purpose.
The $BASH_COMMAND variable may also be used, but that will probably be
overwritten before you can make any use of it.

``The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne.'' - Chaucer
( ``Discere est Dolere'' -- chet )
Chet Ramey, ITS, CWRU    address@hidden    http://cnswww.cns.cwru.edu/~chet/

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