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# 1  
Old 10-05-2009
Comparing Decimal Numbers

Im trying to compare two numbers with decimals but its not working as expected.

Code:
a=1
b=1.1
if [ $a -eq $b ]
then echo "equal"
fi

When I do this it says that the numbers are equal. Ultimately Im using -le and -ge in the if statements but I tested with -eq for simplicity.
Any way to make this work? Im on Solaris 10.
# 2  
Old 10-05-2009
you better match as strings...
Code:
a=1
b=1.1
if [ "$a" = "$b" ]
then echo "equal"
fi

# 3  
Old 10-05-2009
Can I still use -le for 'less than or equal' and -ge for 'greater than or equal'?
# 4  
Old 10-05-2009
Quote:
Originally Posted by Grizzly
Code:
if [ $a -eq $b ]

Code:
if [ $a = $b ]

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