[ILUG] Generate random numbers and survey results analysis
patrick.oconnor at sysadmin.ie
Wed Jul 25 17:36:43 IST 2007
On 25/07/07, paul at clubi.ie <paul at clubi.ie> wrote:
> On Wed, 25 Jul 2007, Patrick O'Connor wrote:
> > Hi All,
> > I was hoping to use the lnux rand() or srand() functions to randomly
> pick 8
> > winners from a number range of 1 to 145 but my efforts have been
> > so far.
> > Does anyone have a script that I can use to accomplish this?
> with modernish bash:
> echo $((1+(RANDOM%145)))
And the winners are! ....... Check your email ;) Just over 200 respondants
and the majority voted to divide the prize pool into €25 portions, so 8
prizes of €25 on the way..
Thanks Paul that did the trick. Thanks too to Nick and Padraig, I couldn't
locate the shuf utility and it wasn't in the apt repositories.
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