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Command line options

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@*ARGS is the array maintained by language that holds the values supplied on the comman line. It does NOT include the name of the program. Only the argument after the program. The name of the program, and the relative path to it, is in the variable $*PROGRAM-NAME.

tutorial/arrays/color_menu_option.p6

#!/usr/bin/env perl6
use v6;

my $color = @*ARGS[0];

if not $color {
    my @colors = <Blue Yellow Brown White>;

    for 1 .. @colors.elems -> $i {
        say "$i) @colors[$i-1]";
    }

    my $input = prompt "Please select a number: ";
    $color = @colors[$input-1];
}

say "You selected $color";


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Published on 2012-01-01


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