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Old 06-07-2011
Error: integer expression expected

root@server01 [~]# df -h |  grep /tmp | awk {'print $3}'
root@server01 [~]#

root@server01 [~]# cat /usr/local/

x=`df -h |  grep /tmp | awk {'print $3}'`

if [ $x -ge 380 ] ;


rm -fr /tmp/somefolder/


echo "its small"
exit 0

root@server01 [~]#

root@server01 [~]# sh /usr/local/
/usr/local/ line 5: [: 252M: integer expression expected
its small
root@server01 [~]#

Please advise what is wrong in the above script.


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Last edited by pludi; 06-07-2011 at 11:25 AM..
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Old 06-07-2011
[ $x -ge 380 ] --> [ 252M -ge 380 ]: "252M" is not an integer expression. You need to drop the "M".

awk {'print $3}': While it's not germaine to the integer error, the first quote in the awk program should be just before the opening brace.

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Old 06-09-2011
Thank you Alister
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