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Unformatted text preview: More Handy Shell Features Control Flow and Loops Functions Lecture 10: More Bash Scripting CS2042  UNIX Tools October 22, 2008 Lecture 10: Scripting, cont. More Handy Shell Features Control Flow and Loops Functions Arithmetic Arrays Lecture Outline 1 More Handy Shell Features Arithmetic Arrays 2 Control Flow and Loops Case and Select While Loops For Loops 3 Functions Breaking Up a Script Local vs. Global Vars Lecture 10: Scripting, cont. More Handy Shell Features Control Flow and Loops Functions Arithmetic Arrays Basic Operators While shell scripts are usually used to automate more complex tasks, occasionally a little arithmetic comes in handy. Here is a partial list of operators that you can use: Syntax: Meaning: a++, a Postincrement/decrement (add/subtract 1) ++a, a Preincrement/decrement a+b, ab Addition/subtraction a*b, a/b Multiplication/division a%b Modulo (remainder after dividing) a**b Exponential a > b, a < b Greater than, less than a==b, a!=b Equality, inequality =, +=, = Assignments Lecture 10: Scripting, cont. More Handy Shell Features Control Flow and Loops Functions Arithmetic Arrays Using Arithmetic Expressions There are two good ways to use arithmetic: as its own operation using variables, or in an expansion as part of a larger command. The “Let” BuiltIn let VAR=$1+15 Evaluates all following expressions It is generally good form to use the $[ EXPRESSION ] syntax to perform arithmetic expansions. Note that this only calculates the result of EXPRESSION, and does no tests. Example: echo $[ 323*17 ] 5491 Lecture 10: Scripting, cont. More Handy Shell Features Control Flow and Loops Functions Arithmetic Arrays Lecture Outline 1 More Handy Shell Features Arithmetic Arrays 2 Control Flow and Loops Case and Select While Loops For Loops 3 Functions Breaking Up a Script Local vs. Global Vars Lecture 10: Scripting, cont. More Handy Shell Features Control Flow and Loops Functions Arithmetic Arrays Defining Arrays An array is a variable containing multiple values. There are three different ways to create an array: Declaring an Array declare a arrayname Explicit declaration, empty until modified arrayname[index number]=value Puts value in the specified position of a new array arrayname=(value1 value2 ... valueN) Creates an array using the given values, indexed sequentially Lecture 10: Scripting, cont. More Handy Shell Features Control Flow and Loops Functions Arithmetic Arrays Accessing Arrays...
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