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Re: error in math args?

From: Chris F.A. Johnson
Subject: Re: error in math args?
Date: Wed, 30 Nov 2005 11:45:37 -0500 (EST)

On Wed, 30 Nov 2005, Scott Dylewski wrote:

I'm running Fedora core 3 on an Athlon, and I get the following problem:

I get an error when running:
echo $(( 008 / 2 ))

In my script, however, I'm passing the value as a variable.  when it
gets to 008, I get an error.

    Numbers with a leading 0 are treated as octal, i.e. base 8; "8"
    and "9" are not legitimate octal digits.

address@hidden complex]$ echo $(( 008 / 2 ))
-bash: 008: value too great for base (error token is "008")

   Chris F.A. Johnson                      <http://cfaj.freeshell.org>
   Shell Scripting Recipes: A Problem-Solution Approach (2005, Apress)

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