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Re: comparison inside [[]] is not numeric comparison?


From: Dennis Williamson
Subject: Re: comparison inside [[]] is not numeric comparison?
Date: Thu, 9 Dec 2010 10:48:31 -0600

On Fri, Nov 19, 2010 at 6:45 PM, john.ruckstuhl
<address@hidden> wrote:
> In bash, a comparison inside "[["/"]]" is lexicographic not numeric?
> This isn't what I expected.
> Which part of the documentation would set me straight?  If someone
> could quote the fine manual, that would be great.
>
> $ if [[ 2000 > 200 ]]; then echo pass; else echo wierd; fi
> pass
>
> $ if [[ 1000 > 200 ]]; then echo pass; else echo wierd; fi
> wierd
>
> $ set | grep BASH_VERSION
> BASH_VERSION='3.2.51(24)-release'
>
> Thanks,
> John R.
>

In man bash, in the CONDITIONAL EXPRESSIONS section:

string1 < string2
              True  if  string1  sorts before string2 lexicographically in the
              current locale.



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