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Comparing multiple variables containing numbers

Code:
a=1 456
b=4928
c=23
d=456

I want to compare four variables to get the name of the variable having the highest number

Last edited by proactiveaditya; 06-24-2019 at 09:07 AM..
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Any attempts / ideas / thoughts from your side?
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Try below: May be better solution will be there

Code:
$ val=`awk -F = '{print $2}' file | sort -nr | head -1`
$ echo $val
4928
$ grep $val file| awk -F '=' '{print $1}'
b


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