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argc

(ARGumentC) In a C program, the variable that contains the number of parameters (argument count) added to the command line when the program was run. If argc is greater than 0, then the contents of the argument variables (argv[1], argv[2], etc.) are evaluated. See argument.



argument

In programming, a value that is passed between programs, subroutines or functions. Arguments are independent items, or variables, that contain data or codes. When an argument is used to customize a program for a user, it is typically called a "parameter." See argc.



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