Help in error seen in the Bash script

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# 1  
Old 01-22-2008
Help in error seen in the Bash script


I am currently encounter an error of:-
./max.bash: line 45: [: 0.226667: integer expression expected

Basically I try to get the first field of first element in a file. If the first field number does not return me anything from the file, i will set the variable max as 0.

maximum=`cat $version.txt|head -1|awk '{print $1}'`

if [ $maximum -eq 0 ]

It seems that it does not allow max to assigned with floating numbers.

Please help.

# 2  
Old 01-22-2008
Use this logic

maximum=`cat file1.txt|head -1|awk '{print $1}'`

[ -z $maximum ] && max=0 || max=$maximum
echo $max

# 3  
Old 01-22-2008
Try this


if maxinum is not blank it will assing 0, otherwise it will assign value of $maxinum
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