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Old 02-13-2008
divide issue

I have a issue dividing 2 values in UNIX

c = a / b ==> and it is returning 0 instead of 0.15 into variable C.

How can i resolve this issue ? please help
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Old 02-13-2008
You might wanna try using bc(1)

echo '15/100' | bc -e scale=2


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