[Code Example] Getting input from terminal using bash script

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In this article we will provide you bash script code for getting input from terminal. We will use read command to read the value provided by user.

Code Example –

1. Reading input –

#!/bin/bash

echo "Enter your name: "
read -r name
echo "Your name: $name"

# Output:
# Enter your name: Akash Mittal
# Your name: Akash Mittal

2. Showing input prompt –

#!/bin/bash

read -p 'Username: ' username
echo "Your Username: $username"

# Output:
# Username: akku
# Your Username: akku

3. Silent input prompt – Then entered value will not be visible. Best for asking passwords.

#!/bin/bash

read -sp 'Password: ' password
echo "Your Password: $password"

# Output:
# Password:
# Your Password: my_secure_pass

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