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# 1  
Old 12-29-2012
TCSH user input error checking

This was taken down recently because it appeared to be homework, but it isn't. It's for a script I am working on at work. Thanks for the help.

How do you check that user inputs (arguments 1 and 2) are both numbers and are at least 5 digits in length?
# 2  
Old 12-30-2012
This is one way:

# Script: test.tcsh

set number = $1
echo $number
if ( $number =~ [0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9] ) then
  echo Parameter is a number
  echo Parameter is not a number OR is not 5 digits

$ test.tcsh 12345
Parameter is a number

$ test.tcsh 99
Parameter is not a number OR is not 5 digits

$ test.tcsh adf
Parameter is not a number OR is not 5 digits

# 3  
Old 12-31-2012


BASH version is,

if [[ ${#1} -ge 5 && ${#2} -ge 5 && ! $1 =~ "[^0-9]" && ! $2 =~ "[^0-9]" ]];
   echo "True"
   # Do your stuff here.


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