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Old 03-09-2004
Question KSH arithmatic Integer overflow


I have two big numbers to multiply. In doing do I am getting integer overflow.
I managed to multiply number but this number is useless as KSh does not recognise it as
a valid number. Here is what I am doing

$ expr 999999999999 \* 100

I got the right value by doing this

$ expr "999999999999 * 100" | bc

But this value can not be used in comparison.

Is it possible to do it in KSH? I am using 32 bit KSH on 64 bit system.
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Old 03-09-2004
value=$(echo 999999999999 * 100 | bc)
# 3  
Old 04-03-2004
Originally posted by Perderabo
value=$(echo 999999999999 * 100 | bc)
also try it:
awk 'BEGIN{print 999999999999*100}'


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