Read command takes the input from a user and saves it onto a variable, so you can use it later on during your script.
Ask a user to press
N to execute.
readis a command to ask user to give answer or press a key to continue.
-pmeans to write a message which user can see, and
answeris your variable.
1 2 read -p "Would you like to proceed? [y/n]: " answer echo "$answer is pressed!"
Ask a user to type the password in hidden mode.
-s means secret which cannot be displayed on the user’s screen. But you can save the password on the variable for future use. May be your script requires a password before execution.
1 2 3 read -s -p "Please type your Password: " pass echo echo "this is your password $pass"