The most common way to get input from a user in a Bash script is to use the read function like so:
#!/bin/bash echo "Type a word and press enter" read INPUT echo "Your word was $INPUT"
However, this is not the best method to use when you want the user to input a directory path. This is because pressing
tab enters a literal tab instead of auto-completing the directory path like what happens in the terminal.
To add directory auto-completion to your bash script, all you have to do is add the
-e flag to the read function like so:
#!/bin/bash echo "Type a file or directory (use tab to autocomplete path!) and press enter" read -e INPUT echo "Your path was $INPUT"