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Old 05-26-2011, 12:56 PM   #1
hd_pulse
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[: too many arguments


Hey!

I am trying to find the output of the piece of code below:
Quote:

x=10 y=15
if [ $x % 2 -eq $y % 3 ]
then
echo "\n Barnie "

fi
But every time I run, it generates an error:

line 4: [: too many arguments

I don't understand the error.

When I modified it a little :

Quote:
x=10 y=15
if [ ( $x % 2 ) -eq ( $y % 3) ]
then
echo "\n Barnie "

fi
ie I covered the expression inside if with () brackets
then also an error is shown
line 5: syntax error near unexpected token `$x'
line 5: `if [ ( $x % 2 ) -eq ( $y % 3 ) ]'


Is there a limitation to the arguments inside test ([) command ??

Please help!

Last edited by hd_pulse; 05-26-2011 at 01:01 PM.
 
Old 05-26-2011, 01:26 PM   #2
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Try it this way:
Code:
if [ $(( x % 2 )) -eq $(( y % 3 )) ];then
 echo "barnie"
fi
 
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Old 05-26-2011, 01:35 PM   #3
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Thanks Man!!

It worked.
 
  


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