[plug] Bash scripting. syntax error in expression

Michael Holland myk at myk.id.au
Sat Mar 31 20:42:55 WST 2007

On Sat, 31 Mar 2007, nigel wrote:

> let CHDIFF=$(echo "$CHAMT-$UL"|bc)

bc returns a decimal number, but 'let' accepts only integers.
try just leaving out the 'let '.

Anyway, as a scripting language, bash should be taken out and shot.
You might want to rewrite the script in perl or python.
The only things more vile than bash are csh and VB :-)

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