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Old 09-09-2009
printf error (not completely converted)

I'm encountering an issue in printf.. it works on other servers but not this one (SunOS - Kernel Generic_118558-33)

Code:
root@server # echo $x
2.340
root@server # printf "%.1f" $x
printf: 2.340 not completely converted
2,0root@server #

anyone has an idea? i was expecting an output of "2.3"
# 2  
Old 09-09-2009
Printf is implemented in the shell, not the kernel. What shell are you using?

If this is a script, try replacing #!/bin/sh on the first line with #!/bin/bash or the equivalent with the right path for bash, if it's installed.

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Wait, I see the input value has a period and the output value has a comma.
Which one is correct for the country you are in?
There may be an environment variable set incorrectly. I'm not sure which one.

Last edited by KenJackson; 09-09-2009 at 08:01 AM..
# 3  
Old 09-09-2009
i used ksh..
bash doesnt seem to work.

this is what i get using bash.
Code:
+ MEM=22.830
++ printf %.1f 1.750
./healthcheck.ksh: printf: 1.750: invalid number

the example above uses "sh" by default on the commandline

Code:
root@server # echo $SHELL
/sbin/sh

# 4  
Old 09-09-2009
Is LC_NUMERIC set?
If it's set, and set to something other than en_US or en_US.UTF, try this. (I'm not sure about ksh syntax.)

export LC_NUMERIC=en_US.UTF
# 5  
Old 09-09-2009
i havent tried this.. yes i see something like that set in working server but not found in the "not working" server. i'll let you know thanks!
# 6  
Old 09-11-2009
thanks Ken, your solution works!

Code:
root@server # printf %.1f 1.750
1.8
root@server #

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