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$1

(programming)
The first positional parameter in shell programming and related languages. Occurrences of $1 are replaced by the first actual argument provided by the user when the shell script is run. $2 is replaced by the second argument, and so on up to $9.

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There have also been several attempts to replace the $1 bill with a coin, but eight in ten Americans (80%, up from 76%) prefer it in paper form.
He also penned the illustration on the back of the $1 bill.
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I taught an insurance class at Washington University last year and I started off by giving everyone in the class a $1 bill.
To give you an example, take the $1 bill, which we don't make but is a good example.
Sometimes you aren't so lucky and you only get a $1 bill.
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Would you stop to pick up a stray $1 bill on the ground?
The currency ranged from a $1 bill to a rare $500 bill.
He also identifies a sense people have that totalising systems --science, global states, the church--have a capacity to generate history, to categorically transform the human condition, and that such capacity is imminent in what is most to hand, from the Internet to the design on the US $1 bill.
Jonathan Adler introduced more "crafty" accents in ceramics, such as a platinum-finish stash box, condom box and $1 bill box, in addition to Bargiello hand-embroidered pillows and animal ornaments to complement animal ceramics and lamps.
They did a national survey, even put a crisp $1 bill in each to hike response and, in the end, I paid them nearly $20,000 for a report that said, 'Don't give up your day job.