.sh check for numeric content
fwd at bsd-solutions-duesseldorf.de
Thu Jun 24 03:20:16 UTC 2010
On Thu, Jun 24, 2010 at 03:44:34AM +0100, RW wrote:
> On Thu, 24 Jun 2010 03:37:55 +0200
> Thomas <fwd at gothschlampen.com> wrote:
> > On Thu, Jun 24, 2010 at 09:24:39AM +0800, Aiza wrote:
> > Hello,
> > > Receiving a variable from the command line that is suppose
> > > to contain numeric values.
> > >
> > > How do I code a test to verify the content is numeric?
> > http://www.google.com/search?q=shell+test+if+variable+numeric
> > First link =>
> > http://www.unix.com/shell-programming-scripting/46276-check-variable-if-its-non-numeric.html
> > Gosh, Google is full of answers these days..
> I'd suggest looking a bit further down the list since the quoted first
> link is patently wrong.
tk at eternity:~$ b=5
tk at eternity:~$ case "$b" in
> [0-9] )
> echo numeric
> * )
> echo alpha
tk at eternity:~$
Works for me.
Another solution would be like this:
if echo "$b" | egrep -q '^[0-9]+$'; then
and eventual variants of it.
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