args man page

args — manipulate and output command arguments.


args [options] args...


This command is used to manipulate and echo command line arguments to standard out. This can include adding quotes around each argument passed or a separator, or to output each argument on a separate line. The program source also offers a basic example of how to use shell argument parsing and localization in ucommon.


Set a deliminator character, such as ',', to use between each argument when outputing arguments.
If argument is a directory, list directory contents as arguments.
If argument is a directory and a symlink, follow symlinks recursively.
Output each argument on a separate line.
Set a quote or special leading and trailing pair of characters to surround each argument with when output. A typical use might be --quote=() to surround arguments in parenthesis.
If argument is a directory, recursively scan directory and any subdirectory contents as arguments.
Reverse order of arguments.
Outputs help screen for the user.


args was written by David Sugar <dyfet@gnutelephony.org>.

Reporting Bugs

Report bugs to bug-commoncpp@gnu.org or bugs@gnutelephony.org.


GNU uCommon GNU Telephony January 2010