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8.97 GETARG — Get command line arguments

Description:
Retrieve the POS-th argument that was passed on the command line when the containing program was invoked.

This intrinsic routine is provided for backwards compatibility with GNU Fortran 77. In new code, programmers should consider the use of the GET_COMMAND_ARGUMENT intrinsic defined by the Fortran 2003 standard.

Standard:
GNU extension
Class:
Subroutine
Syntax:
CALL GETARG(POS, VALUE)
Arguments:

POS Shall be of type INTEGER and not wider than the default integer kind; POS \geq 0
VALUE Shall be of type CHARACTER and of default kind.
VALUE Shall be of type CHARACTER.

Return value:
After GETARG returns, the VALUE argument holds the POSth command line argument. If VALUE can not hold the argument, it is truncated to fit the length of VALUE. If there are less than POS arguments specified at the command line, VALUE will be filled with blanks. If POS = 0, VALUE is set to the name of the program (on systems that support this feature).
Example:
          PROGRAM test_getarg
            INTEGER :: i
            CHARACTER(len=32) :: arg
          
            DO i = 1, iargc()
              CALL getarg(i, arg)
              WRITE (*,*) arg
            END DO
          END PROGRAM
     

See also:
GNU Fortran 77 compatibility function: IARGC

Fortran 2003 functions and subroutines: GET_COMMAND, GET_COMMAND_ARGUMENT, COMMAND_ARGUMENT_COUNT