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argv(+N, -Argument)

Succeeds if the Nth argument given on the command line when invoking ECLiPSe is the string Argument.
N
Integer or the atom all.
Argument
String, List or variable.

Description

Used to find any argument used when invoking ECLiPSe at the operating system prompt. The zero'th argument is the name of the eclipse binary. When N is the atom all, then a list of all arguments is returned instead of a single argument. When the command line contains the special argument --, then all arguments before and including that one are suppressed.

Modes and Determinism

Exceptions

(4) instantiation fault
N is not instantiated.
(5) type error
N is not an integer or an atom.
(6) out of range
N is an atom different from all.
(6) out of range
There was not N arguments when calling ECLiPSe .

Examples

Success:
   % eclipse hello world
   [eclipse]: argv(0,A0), argv(1,A1), argv(2,A2).
   A0 = "/usr/local/eclipse/bin/sun4/eclipse.exe"
   A1 = "hello"
   A2 = "world"
   yes.
   [eclipse]: argv(all, [_A0|Args]).
   Args = ["hello", "world"]
   yes.
   % eclipse -e "argv(all,[_|A]),writeq(A),nl" -- hello world
   ["hello", "world"]
Error:
   argv(N,A).                     (Error 4).
   argv(1.0,A).                   (Error 5).
   argv(-1,A).                    (Error 6).



See Also

argc / 1