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Old Unix and Linux 03-21-2011   -   Original Discussion by harjinder
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Modulo calculation in shell script

i am writing a progrm to print the even numbers and the code which i am following is as follows

echo "enter a number a"
read a
if [$a % 2 == 0]
  echo "the number is even"
  echo "the number is odd"

what is the mistake i am doing ...please tell me

Last edited by pludi; 03-21-2011 at 05:28 AM.. Reason: Please use code tags