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Old 03-25-2004, 10:41 PM   #1
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-ne argument expected WHY doesnt this work


I,m having a problem with this script, it is supposed to be a random number guessing game but it wont work. Can anyone tell me why????

here is the code

Code:
biggest=200
smallest=1
large=201
little=-1
guess=0
guesses=0
variable=$(( $$ % biggest ))


while [ $guess -ne $number ]
do
	echo -n "please guess a number"
	read guess
	if [ "$guess" -lt $variable ]
	then
		echo "The number is higher than that"
	elif [ "$guess" -gt $variable ]
	then
		echo "pick a smaller number"
	elif [ "$guess" -gt $large ]
	then
		echo "number is way to big, always pick lower than 200 or will be here all night!!"
	elif [ "$guess" -lt $little ]
	then
		echo "Its not a negative number, guess a positive number please"
	fi
	guesses=$(( $guesses + 1 ))
done

echo "Finally your got it. your guessed $variable finally in $guesses guesses!"
 
Old 03-25-2004, 10:42 PM   #2
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Imigine that the #!/bin/sh is there like it is in my script
 
Old 03-25-2004, 11:05 PM   #3
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I got it working this way, I just renamed the variable $number to $variable because $number did not exist in your code.


#!/bin/sh

biggest=200
smallest=1
large=201
little=-1
guess=0
guesses=0
variable=$(( $$ % biggest ))


while [ $guess -ne $variable ]
do
echo -n "please guess a number"
read guess
if [ "$guess" -lt $variable ]
then
echo "The number is higher than that"
elif [ "$guess" -gt $variable ]
then
echo "pick a smaller number"
elif [ "$guess" -gt $large ]
then
echo "number is way to big, always pick lower than 200 or will be here all night!!"
elif [ "$guess" -lt $little ]
then
echo "Its not a negative number, guess a positive number please"
fi
guesses=$(( $guesses + 1 ))
done

echo "Finally your got it. your guessed $variable finally in $guesses guesses!"






-jax

Last edited by jax8; 03-25-2004 at 11:06 PM.
 
Old 03-25-2004, 11:16 PM   #4
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Duh, but that code doesnt work for me either for some reason?????

I get this error message

[: +] bad number

then it echos my final statement??
 
Old 03-25-2004, 11:20 PM   #5
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what line
 
Old 03-25-2004, 11:38 PM   #6
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it doesnt say

it just says

./(scriptname)
[: +: bad number
Finally you got it. you guessed +964 % biggest (some cross looking character I cant type) finally on 0 guesses!


thats all it says? Is it in my last echo ???
 
Old 03-25-2004, 11:39 PM   #7
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the only + sign I see in the script is the guesses=$(( $guesses + 1 ))
 
Old 03-26-2004, 09:45 PM   #8
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not sure because it works for me, what dirtro are u using
 
Old 03-27-2004, 12:39 AM   #9
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dirtro , ? I ,m a total newb, I,m using cywin for windows though if thats what your asking.
 
  


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