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    Create a Bash Script that Accepts Named Options with getopts

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    Let’s say you want to allow a user to pass a -v flag to turn on verbose logging in a script. Manually parsing out options passed to a script is difficult, but in this lesson, we’ll learn about getopts which makes it easy. We'll look at the limitations of using getopts (options must be in a format like -a or -ab <value>) as well as the importance of shifting processed options off of the argument array.