[ILUG] Bash script misbehaving
kieran.tully at gmail.com
Fri Aug 8 22:21:14 IST 2008
On Fri, Aug 8, 2008 at 21:10, Walter Faleiro <curtorkar at gmail.com> wrote:
> the line 37 is
> 37 OLDMONTH=$((CURRENTMONTH))
That's evaluating the CURRENTMONTH string in a numeric context,
hence the octal problem.
Change it to
to keep any leading 0s, or
to strip them.
You probably want to strip them, though it depends what the
rest of your script does with OLDMONTH. You may run into
similar issues later in the script.
Kieran Tully, Software Developer and Tenor, http://ktully.net
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