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Re: bash script problems


From: William Park
Subject: Re: bash script problems
Date: Wed, 11 May 2005 13:05:37 -0400
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On Thu, May 12, 2005 at 02:32:42AM +1000, Tony Jo wrote:
> Hello, I am having issues with a bash script and I was wondering if
> anyone could be of assistance? Its just that our lecturer assumed it
> would be easy to pick up and do an assignment on, even though we
> haven't learnt it and its not a pre-requisite.
> 
> But anyway, I noticed when I use the cut command to obtain some
> numbers from a file, I cannot use it in an arithmetic operation. I
> tried the following: temp='expr $val1 + $val2' But I get the following
> error message: expr: non-numeric argument
> 
> I was wondering if BASH requires type conversion? I even printed out
> the values for $val1 and $val2. They look like integers to me. If
> anyone could help me, it would be greatly appreciated.
> 
> Thanks in advance

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