You want to test out Groovy as a scripting language. You want a Groovy program to read in user input and print it out to the screen. How do you do this?
This assumes that you have already installed Groovy on a Linux server. If you are running a Red Hat derivative (e.g., CentOS, RHEL, or Fedora), click on this link. If you are running an Ubuntu or Debian distribution, click on this link for Groovy version 1 and this link for version 2. If you are using Ubuntu Linux in AWS, click on the version 1 link (because the other directions won't work, and the version 1 link will actually install version 2).
1. Create a file called input.groovy with the following two lines:
def input = System.console().readLine 'Please provide some input: '
println "You entered $input"
2. Run it like this: groovy input.groovy