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Question about argument parsing in scripts

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http://www.unix.com – Hello all, I am relatively new to linux and bash scripting. I have what seems to be a simple question but I'm having trouble finding the answer. The question is what is the difference between the variables $@ and $*. I've seen them both used in the same context, and I've tried a number of different scripts to determine the difference but they both seem to do the exact same thing. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance. (HowTos)