Increminting a number

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Old 01-03-2002
Bug Increminting a number


im creating lots of log files, Im writing a script to number them and scp them to a remote server,
the files need to be called 0001.log 0002.log etc etc

in my script I made a counter variable


I tried adding a number to the variable like this
$counter=`echo "$counter + 1" | bc`

but this gives me 2 not 0002

i tried with perl also $counter++

does anyone know a simple way to imrement but keep the leding 0's ??

# 2  
Old 01-03-2002
Try this:
#! /usr/bin/ksh
typeset -Z4 number=0
while ((number<10)); do
    echo $number
exit 0

# 3  
Old 01-03-2002
I keep a list of all RFC's on my workstation for some idle reading, and use a script to diplay a topic for the number I supply. The format they're in is: rfc####.txt, where the extra spaces are padded by "0"'s. I came up with this simple little routine to pad the left side of the number with zero's until I get a total of 4 characters:
numcheck=$((`echo $num | wc -c` - 1))
until [ "$numcheck" = "4" ]; do
numcheck=$((`echo $num | wc -c` - 1))

This may not be the best way to do it, but it works for my needs... Please post back if you want more help with this.

# 4  
Old 01-03-2002
Wow, I like Perderabo's much better.... time to re-write! Smilie
# 5  
Old 01-03-2002

Thanks guys, my script works fine now

its was this command that I needed form your script

typeset -Z4 number=0

# 6  
Old 01-03-2002
Livinfree, What exactly do you refer to as RFC's ??

Silly newbie question I guess Smilie
# 7  
Old 01-03-2002
request for comment

I presume he means.
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