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OK I've read through the man page and the configuration and auction files but can't answer these question: how is the ebay bid specified from the commandline?
eg I have a configuration file ~/.esniper
to bid from the commandline I would imagine it would look something like this:
esniper -c ~/.esniper -q 1 -s 10 XXXXXXXX $180
where the Xs are the ebay item number and $180 my maximum bid.
But the man page doesn't make this clear to me.
Specifically the synopsis line doesn't specify where the ebay item number should go.
esniper [-bdhHimnPrUv] [-c conf_file] [-l logdir] [-p proxy] [-q quantity] [-s secs|now] [-u user] (auction_file | [ auction price ... ])
I guess using an auction file is essential, yes??
You are correct about command-line usage, except drop or escape the "$" sign. esniper will never see the $1 part of $180, just whatever the shell substitutes for $1 -- if it is blank esniper will see "80".
You can specify more than one auction on the command line by alternating auction and price, i.e.
esniper 27347282 10 68236828 20
which is the same as having an auctionfile with the following lines:
An auction file isn't essential.
Thanks for clarification esniper