Read terms from the command line

Richard Carlsson richardc@REDACTED
Thu Feb 19 10:52:11 CET 2004

Actually, 'erl -s ...' passes the arguments as atoms (which among
other things limits their size to 255 characters).

Use 'erl -run ...' to have them passed as strings.


On Wed, 18 Feb 2004, Ulf Wiger wrote:

> > Anyone know how to read erlang terms off the command line. Specifically
> > I would like to call an erlang function via erl -s or something similar
> > and pass the function terms. Does anyone know of a method to "consult"
> > chars passed in from the command line.
> You can use init:get_arguments() to inspect the command line.
> To get erlangs terms, you'll have to do some parsing.
> If you use -s, the function will get the arguments as a list of
> strings.
> erl_scan:string/1 and erl_parse:parse_term/1 can be used to
> convert to erlang terms, if necessary.
> /Uffe
> --
> Ulf Wiger

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