prompt and read input variables from keyboard




Let’s find how to prompt and read input variables from keyboard while executing a script using shell, perl, python, batch and powershell (windows and Linux)

  • On Linux via shell

    read -p “Enter your name: ” name
    echo “Hi, $name. Let’s be friend!”

  • On Windows via powershell

    $name=read-host “Enter your name:”
    write-host “Hi $name, Let’s be friend!”

  • On Windows via batch

    Set /p Name=”Enter your name:”
    echo “Hi %name%, Let’s be friend!”

  • On Windows or Linux via perl

    print “Enter your name “;
    my $name = ;
    chomp $name; # Get rid of newline character at the end
    print “Hello $name, let’s be friend”;

  • On Windows or Linux via python

    name=input(“Enter your name: “)
    print (“Hello ” + name + ” let’s be friend”)