One thing that often confuses new users to the Unix / Linux shell, is

how to do (even very simple) maths. In most languages, x = x + 1 (or

even x++) does exactly what you would expect. The Unix/Linux shell is

different,however. It doesn’t have any built-in mathematical operators

for variables. It can do comparisons, but maths isn’t supported, not

even simple addition.

Shell script variables are by default treated as strings,not numbers,

which adds some complexity to doing math in shell script. To keep with

script programming paradigm and allow for better math support, langua-

ges such Perl or Python would be better suited when math is desired.

However, it is possible to do math with shell script.In fact, over the

years, multiple facilities have been added to Unix to support working

with numbers.

You can do maths using any one of the following methods.

**1. Using expr command**

2 Using $(()) construct.

3 Using let command

4 Using bc command.

5 Using $[] construct.

##### expr command:

expr command performs arithmetic operations on integers. It can

perform the four basic arithmetic operations, as well as the modulus

(remainder function).

$ expr 5 + 10

15

$ a=10 b=5

$ expr $a + $b

15

$ expr $a / $b

2

$ expr $a * $b

expr: syntax error

$ expr $a \* $b

50

The operand, be it +,-,* etc., must be enclosed on either side by

whitespace. Observe that the multiplication operand (*) has to be

escaped to prevent the shell from interpreting it as the filename meta

character. Since expr can handle only integers, division yields only

the integral part.

expr is often used with command substitution to assign a variable.

For example, you can set a variable x to the sum of two numbers:

$ x=`expr $a + $b`

$ echo $x

15

**Note:** As you can see, for expr, you must put spaces around the

arguments: "expr 123+456" doesn’t work. "expr 123 + 456" works.

##### With double parentheses: $(()) and (())

In bash version 3.2 and later you can (and should) use $(()) and (())

for integer arithmetic expressions. You may have may not have spaces

around the operators, but you must not have spaces around the equal

sign, as with any bash variable assignment.

$ c=$(($a+9))

$ echo $c

19

$ c=$((a+9)) #Also correct, no need of $ sign.

$ c=$((a + 9)) #Also correct, no restriction on spaces.

$ c= $((a + b)) #Incorrect, space after assignment operator.

You may also use operations within double parentheses without

assignment.

$ ((a++))

$ echo $a

11

$ ((a+=1)) ; echo $a

12

$ ((d=a+b+9)) ; echo $d

26

$ ((a+=$b)) #Correct

$ (($a+=1)) #Incorrect

##### let command:

The let command carries out arithmetic operations on variables. In

many cases, it functions as a less complex version of expr command.

As you can see, it is also a little picky about spaces, but it wants

the opposite of what expr wanted. let also relaxes the normal rule of

needing a $ in front of variables to be read.

$ let a=10 # Same as 'a=11'

$ let a=a+5 # Equivalent to let "a = a + 5"

# Quotes permit the use of spaces in variable assignment. (Double

# quotes and spaces make it more readable.)

$ let a=$a + 5 # Without quotes spaces not allowed.

bash: let: +: syntax error: operand expected (error token is "+")

You need to use quotes if you want to use spaces between tokens of

the expression, for example

**$ let "a = a + 5";echo $a**

20

The only construct that is more convenient to use with let is incre-

ment such as

**$ let a++ ; echo $a # as well as to ((i++))**

16

##### bc: THE CALCULATOR

Bash doesn't support floating point arithmetic. The obvious candidate

for adding floating point capabilities to bash is **bc**. bc is not only a

command, it also a pseudo-programming language featuring arrays,funct-

ions,conditional(if) and loops(for and while). It also comes with a

library for performing scientific calculations. It can handle very,

very large numbers. If a computation results in a 900 digit number, bc

will show each and every digit. But you have to treat the variables as

strings.

Here is what happens when we try to do floating point math with the

shell:

$ let a=12.5

bash: let: a=12.5: syntax error: invalid arithmetic operator (error

token is ".5")

$ ((b=1*0.5))

bash: ((: b=1*0.5: syntax error: invalid arithmetic operator (error

token is ".5")

I can't explain everything about bc here, it needs another post.

But I will give some examples here.

Most of the bellow examples follow a simple formula:

$ echo '57+43' | bc

100

$ echo '57*43' | bc

2451

$ echo '6^6' | bc # Power

46656

$ echo '1.5*5'|bc # Allows floating point math.

7.5

##### $[] construct:

$ x=85

$ y=15

$ echo $[x+y]

100

$ echo $[x/y]

5

$ c=$[x*y]

$ echo $c

1275

Working of above methods shell dependent. Bash shell supports all 5

methods. Following shell script demonstrates above methods.

#!/bin/bash

# SCRIPT: basicmath.sh

# USAGE: basicmath.sh

# PURPOSE: Addition, Subtraction, Division and Multiplication of

# two numbers.

# \\\\ ////

# \\ - - //

# @ @

# ---oOOo-( )-oOOo---

#

#####################################################################

# Variable Declaration #

#####################################################################

clear #Clears Screen

Bold="\033[1m" #Storing escape sequences in a variable.

Normal="\033[0m"

echo -e "$Bold Basic mathematics using bash script $Normal\n"

items="1. ADDITTION

2. SUBTRACTION

3. MULTIPLICATION

4. DIVISION

5. EXIT"

choice=

#####################################################################

# Define Functions Here #

#####################################################################

# If didn't understand these functions, simply remove functions and

# its entries from main script.

exit_function()

{

clear

exit

}

#Function enter is used to go back to menu and clears screen

enter()

{

unset num1 num2

ans=

echo ""

echo -e "Do you want to continue(y/n):\c"

stty -icanon min 0 time 0

# When -icanon is set then one character has been received.

# min 0 means that read should read 0 characters.

# time 0 ensures that read is terminated the moment one character

# is hit.

while [ -z "$ans" ]

do

read ans

done

#The while loop ensures that so long as at least one character is

# not received **read** continue to get executed

if [ "$ans" = "y" -o "$ans" = "Y" ]

then

stty sane # Restoring terminal settings

clear

else

stty sane

exit_function

fi

}

#####################################################################

# Main Starts #

#####################################################################

while true

do

echo -e "$Bold \tPROGRAM MENU $Normal\n"

echo -e "\t$items \n"

echo -n "Enter your choice : "

read choice

case $choice in

1) clear

echo "Enter two numbers for Addition : "

echo -n "Number1: "

read num1

echo -n "Number2: "

read num2

echo "$num1 + $num2 = `expr $num1 + $num2`"

enter ;;

2) clear

echo "Enter two numbers for Subtraction : "

echo -n "Number1: "

read num1

echo -n "Number2: "

read num2

echo "$num1 - $num2 = $((num1-num2))"

enter ;;

3) clear

echo "Enter two numbers for Multiplication : "

echo -n "Number1: "

read num1

echo -n "Number2: "

read num2

echo "$num1 * $num2 = `echo "$num1*$num2"|bc`"

enter ;;

4) clear

echo "Enter two numbers for Division : "

echo -n "Number1: "

read num1

echo -n "Number2: "

read num2

let div=num1/num2

echo "$num1 / $num2 = $div"

enter ;;

5) exit_function ;;

*) echo "You entered wrong option, Please enter 1,2,3,4 or 5"

echo "Press enter to continue"

read

clear

esac

done

**OUTPUT:**

[venu@localhost ~]$ sh basicmath.sh

Basic mathematics using bash script

PROGRAM MENU

1. ADDITTION

2. SUBTRACTION

3. MULTIPLICATION

4. DIVISION

5. EXIT

Enter your choice : 1

Enter two numbers for Addition :

Number1: 123

Number2: 456

123 + 456 = 579

Do you want to continue(y/n):y

PROGRAM MENU

1. ADDITTION

2. SUBTRACTION

3. MULTIPLICATION

4. DIVISION

5. EXIT

Enter your choice : 3

Enter two numbers for Multiplication :

Number1: 12.5

Number2: 2

12.5 * 2 = 25.0

Do you want to continue(y/n):n

## Sunday, December 26, 2010

Posted by venu k

337 comments | 7:36 AM

## Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Posted by venu k

20 comments | 12:38 PM

` By definition in mathematics, the Fibonacci Numbers are the numbers`

in the below sequence:

0,1,1,2,3,5,8,13,21,34,55,89,144, ......

By definition, the first two Fibonacci numbers are 0 and 1, and each

subsequent number is the sum of the previous two. Some sources omit

the initial 0, instead beginning the sequence with two 1s.

In mathematical terms, the sequence Fn of Fibonacci numbers is defi-

ned by the recurrence relation

Fn = Fn-1 + Fn-2,

with seed values

F0 = 0 and F1 = 1.

#### Iterative Method:

#!/bin/bash#!/bin/bash

# SCRIPT: fibo_iterative.sh

# USAGE: fibo_iterative.sh [Number]

# PURPOSE: Generate Fibonacci sequence.

# \\\\ ////

# \\ - - //

# @ @

# ---oOOo-( )-oOOo---

#

#####################################################################

# Script Starts Here #

#####################################################################

if [ $# -eq 1 ]

then

Num=$1

else

echo -n "Enter a Number :"

read Num

fi

f1=0

f2=1

echo "The Fibonacci sequence for the number $Num is : "

for (( i=0;i<=Num;i++ ))

do

echo -n "$f1 "

fn=$((f1+f2))

f1=$f2

f2=$fn

done

echo

**OUTPUT:**

# sh fibo_iterative.sh 18

The Fibonacci sequence for the number 18 is :

0 1 1 2 3 5 8 13 21 34 55 89 144 233 377 610 987 1597 2584

# sh fibo_iterative.sh

Enter a Number :20

The Fibonacci sequence for the number 20 is :

0 1 1 2 3 5 8 13 21 34 55 89 144 233 377 610 987 1597 2584 4181 6765

#### Recursive Method:

#!/bin/bash

# SCRIPT: fibo_recursive.sh

# USAGE: fibo_recursive.sh [Number]

# PURPOSE: Generate Fibonacci sequence.

# \\\\ ////

# \\ - - //

# @ @

# ---oOOo-( )-oOOo---

#

#####################################################################

# Arguments Checking #

#####################################################################

if [ $# -eq 1 ]

then

Num=$1

else

echo -n "Enter a Number : "

read Num

fi

#####################################################################

# Define Functions Here #

#####################################################################

Fibonacci()

{

case $1 in

0|1) printf "$1 " ;;

*) echo -n "$(( $(Fibonacci $(($1-2)))+$(Fibonacci $(($1-1))) )) ";;

esac

#$(( )) construct is used instead of **expr** command for doing addition.

#$( ) constrict is used instead of back ticks.

}

#####################################################################

# Main Script Starts Here #

#####################################################################

echo "The Fibonacci sequence for the number $Num is : "

for (( i=0; i<=$Num; i++ ))

do

Fibonacci $i #Calling function Fibonacci

done

echo

**OUTPUT:**

# sh fibo_recursive.sh

Enter a Number : 11

The Fibonacci sequence for the number 11 is :

0 1 1 2 3 5 8 13 21 34 55 89

# sh fibo_recursive.sh 13

The Fibonacci sequence for the number 13 is :

0 1 1 2 3 5 8 13 21 34 55 89 144 233

Be aware that recursion is resource-intensive and executes slowly,

and is therefore generally not appropriate to use in a script.

[root@localhost shell]# time ./fibo_iterative.sh 15

The Fibonacci sequence for the number 15 is :

0 1 1 2 3 5 8 13 21 34 55 89 144 233 377 610

real 0m0.008s

user 0m0.008s

sys 0m0.000s

[root@localhost shell]# time ./fibo_recursive.sh 15

The Fibonacci sequence for the number 15 is :

0 1 1 2 3 5 8 13 21 34 55 89 144 233 377 610

real 0m7.875s

user 0m0.908s

sys 0m5.188s

Too many levels of recursion may crash a script with a segfault.

## Monday, December 20, 2010

Posted by venu k

12 comments | 12:08 PM

#!/bin/bash

# SCRIPT: armstrong_bw_range.sh

# USAGE: armstrong_bw_range.sh

# PURPOSE: Finding Armstrong numbers between given range.

# \\\\ ////

# \\ - - //

# @ @

# ---oOOo-( )-oOOo---

#Armstrong numbers are the sum of their own digits to the power of

#the number of digits. As that is a slightly brief wording, let me

#give an example:

#153 = 1³ + 5³ + 3³

#Each digit is raised to the power three because 153 has three

#digits. They are totalled and we get the original number again!

#Notice that Armstrong numbers are base dependent,but we'll mainly be

#dealing with base 10 examples.The Armstrong numbers up to 5 digits

#are 1 to 9,153, 370, 371, 407, 1634, 8208, 9474, 54748, 92727, 93084

#

#####################################################################

# Script Starts Here #

#####################################################################

echo -n "Enter the Lower Limit : "

read Start

echo -n "Enter the Upper Limit : "

read Ending

echo "Armstrong Numbers between $Start and $Ending are: "

while [ $Start -le $Ending ]

do

Number=$Start

Length=${#Number}

Sum=0

OldNumber=$Number

while [ $Number -ne 0 ]

do

Rem=$((Number%10))

Number=$((Number/10))

Power=$(echo "$Rem ^ $Length" | bc )

Sum=$((Sum+Power))

done

if [ $Sum -eq $OldNumber ]

then

echo -n "$OldNumber "

fi

let Start++

done

echo

**OUTPUT:**

# sh armstrong_bw_range.sh

Enter the Lower Limit : 1

Enter the Upper Limit : 500

Armstrong Numbers between 1 and 500 are:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 153 370 371 407

# sh armstrong_bw_range.sh

Enter the Lower Limit : 1000

Enter the Upper Limit : 10000

Armstrong Numbers between 1000 and 10000 are:

1634 8208 9474

Posted by venu k

14 comments | 12:00 PM

#!/bin/bash

# SCRIPT: armstrongnumber.sh

# USAGE: armstrongnumber.sh

# PURPOSE: Check if the given number is Armstrong number ?

# \\\\ ////

# \\ - - //

# @ @

# ---oOOo-( )-oOOo---

# Armstrong numbers are the sum of their own digits to the power of

# the number of digits. As that is a slightly brief wording, let me

# give an example:

# 153 = 1³ + 5³ + 3³

# Each digit is raised to the power three because 153 has three

# digits. They are totalled and we get the original number again!

#Notice that Armstrong numbers are base dependent,but we'll mainly be

# dealing with base 10 examples.The Armstrong numbers up to 5 digits

# are 1 to 9,153, 370, 371, 407, 1634, 8208, 9474, 54748, 92727,93084

#

#####################################################################

# Script Starts Here #

#####################################################################

echo -n "Enter the number: "

read Number

Length=${#Number}

Sum=0

OldNumber=$Number

while [ $Number -ne 0 ]

do

Rem=$((Number%10))

Number=$((Number/10))

Power=$(echo "$Rem ^ $Length" | bc )

Sum=$((Sum+$Power))

done

if [ $Sum -eq $OldNumber ]

then

echo "$OldNumber is an Armstrong number"

else

echo "$OldNumber is not an Armstrong number"

fi

**OUTPUT:**

# sh armstrongnumber.sh

Enter the number: 8208

8208 is an Armstrong number

# sh armstrongnumber.sh

Enter the number: 4210818

4210818 is an Armstrong number

# sh armstrongnumber.sh

Enter the number: 4376541

4376541 is not an Armstrong number

Posted by venu k

6 comments | 6:28 AM

#!/bin/bash

# SCRIPT: dec2binary.sh

# USAGE: dec2binary.sh Decimal_Number(s)

# PURPOSE: Decimal to Binary Conversion. Takes input as command line

# arguments.

# \\\\ ////

# \\ - - //

# @ @

# ---oOOo-( )-oOOo---

#

#####################################################################

# Script Starts Here #

#####################################################################

if [ $# -eq 0 ]

then

echo "Argument(s) not supplied "

echo "Usage: dec2binary.sh Decimal_number(s)"

else

echo -e "\033[1mDECIMAL \t\t BINARY\033[0m"

while [ $# -ne 0 ]

do

DecNum=$1

Binary=

Number=$DecNum

while [ $DecNum -ne 0 ]

do

Bit=$(expr $DecNum % 2)

Binary=$Bit$Binary

DecNum=$(expr $DecNum / 2)

done

echo -e "$Number \t\t $Binary"

shift

# Shifts command line arguments one step.Now $1 holds second argument

unset Binary

done

fi

**#NOTE:** Using **bc** command you can directly get output at command line.

# $ echo 'obase=2;15' | bc

# 1111

# $ echo 'obase=2;1023' | bc

# 1111111111

# $ echo 'obase=2;1024' | bc

# 10000000000

# No need of ibase=10, because default ibase is 10.

**OUTPUT:**

# sh dec2binary.sh 7 16 255 256 1023 1024

DECIMAL BINARY

7 111

16 10000

255 11111111

256 100000000

1023 1111111111

1024 10000000000

# sh dec2binary.sh 9223372036854775807

DECIMAL BINARY

9223372036854775807 1111111111111111111111111111111111111

11111111111111111111111111

#sh dec2binary.sh 9223372036854775808

DECIMAL BINARY

dec2binary.sh:line 13:[:9223372036854775808:integer expression expected

9223372036854775808

**NOTE:**My bash can handle upto 9223372036854775807.

But with **bc** command you can do more.

# echo 'obase=2;9223372036854775808'|bc

1000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000

Posted by venu k

5 comments | 6:22 AM

#!/bin/bash

# SCRIPT: binary2dec.sh

# USAGE: binary2dec.sh Binary_Numbers(s)

# PURPOSE: Binary to Decimal Conversion. Takes input as command line

# arguments.

# \\\\ ////

# \\ - - //

# @ @

# ---oOOo-( )-oOOo---

#

#####################################################################

# Script Starts Here #

#####################################################################

if [ $# -eq 0 ]

then

echo "Argument(s) not supplied "

echo "Usage: binary2dec.sh Binary_Number(s)"

else

echo -e "\033[1mBINARY \t\t DECIMAL\033[0m"

while [ $# -ne 0 ]

do

Binary=$1

Bnumber=$Binary

Decimal=0

power=1

while [ $Binary -ne 0 ]

do

rem=$(expr $Binary % 10 )

Decimal=$((Decimal+(rem*power)))

power=$((power*2))

Binary=$(expr $Binary / 10)

done

echo -e "$Bnumber \t\t $Decimal"

shift

done

fi

**#NOTE:** Using bc command you can directly get output at command line.

# Here we're converting the binary number 111 to a base 10 (decimal)

# number.

#

# $ echo 'ibase=2;obase=A;111' | bc

# 7

#

#Note that the obase is "A" and not "10".The reason for this is you've

# set the ibase to 2, so if you now had tried to use "10" as the value

# for the obase, it would stay as "2", because "10" in base 2 is "2".

# So you need to use hex to break out of binary mode or use obase=1010

#

# $ echo 'ibase=2;obase=1010;10000' | bc

# 16

# $ echo 'ibase=2;obase=1010;1000001' | bc

# 65

#

# You can omit obase=A, because default obase is 10(decimal).

# $ echo 'ibase=2;1000001' | bc

# 65

**OUTPUT:**

# sh binary2dec.sh 100 1111 1111111 1000000

BINARY DECIMAL

100 4

1111 15

1111111 127

1000000 64

# sh binary2dec.sh 1111111111111111111

BINARY DECIMAL

1111111111111111111 524287

# sh binary2dec.sh 10000000000000000000

BINARY DECIMAL

binary2dec.sh:line 28:[:10000000000000000000:integer expression expected

10000000000000000000

**NOTE:**My bash can handle upto 9223372036854775807.

But with **bc** command you can do more.

# echo 'ibase=2;10000000000000000000'|bc

524288

# echo 'ibase=2;110000000000000000000'|bc

1572864

## Sunday, December 19, 2010

Posted by venu k

76 comments | 11:25 AM

#### Method 1:

#!/bin/bash

# SCRIPT: validinteger.sh

# USAGE: validinteger.sh [ Input value to be validated ]

# PURPOSE: validate integer input, allow negative integers also

#

# \\\\ ////

# \\ - - //

# @ @

# ---oOOo-( )-oOOo---

#

# Using the $? exit status variable or integer comparison operators, a

# script may test if a parameter contains only digits, so it can be

# treated as an integer.

#

#####################################################################

# Arguments Checking #

#####################################################################

if [ $# -eq 0 ]

then

echo -n "Enter input to test: "

read Number

else

Number=$1

fi

# You can also use bellow one liner

#[ $# -eq 0 ] && { echo -n "Enter input:";read Number; } || Number=$1

#####################################################################

# Main Script Starts Here #

#####################################################################

# Check the input is an integer or not

if [ $Number -ne 0 -o $Number -eq 0 2>/dev/null ]

then

# An integer is either equal to 0 or not equal to 0.

# 2>/dev/null suppresses error message.

echo "Supplied Input $Number is an Integer"

else

echo "Supplied Input $Number is not an Integer."

fi

# You can compare number itself also

# if [ $Number -eq $Number 2> /dev/null ]

# then

# echo "Supplied Input $Number is an Integer"

# else

# echo "Supplied Input $Number is not an Integer."

# fi

**OUTPUT:**

# chmod 755 validinteger.sh

# ./validinteger.sh -12345

Supplied Input -12345 is an Integer

# ./validinteger.sh 12345A

Supplied Input 12345A is not an Integer.

# ./validinteger.sh

Enter input to test: 876549

Supplied Input 876549 is an Integer

# ./validinteger.sh

Enter input to test: -345k123

Supplied Input -345k123 is not an Integer.

#### Method 2 :

#!/bin/bash

# SCRIPT: validinteger2.sh

# USAGE: validinteger2.sh [ Input value to be validated ]

# PURPOSE: validate integer input, allow negative integers also

#

#

# \\\\ ////

# \\ - - //

# @ @

# ---oOOo-( )-oOOo---

#

# In this method if you want to allow negative integers, it gets a

# tiny bit more complicated. You must have basic knowledge of string

# manipulation methods.

#

#####################################################################

# Arguments Checking #

#####################################################################

if [ $# -eq 0 ]

then

echo -n "Enter input to test: "

read Number

else

Number=$1

fi

#####################################################################

# Main Script Starts Here #

#####################################################################

# Check first character is -

if [ "${Number:0:1}" = "-" ] #extract first character

then

RemNumber="${Number:1}" #extract except first char

else

RemNumber="$Number"

fi

# You can extract substring using bellow method also

#if [ "$(echo $Number|cut -c 1)" = "-" ]

#then

# RemNumber=$(echo $Number|cut -c 2-)

#else

# RemNumber="$Number"

#fi

if [ -z "$RemNumber" ]

then

echo "Supplied Input $Number is not an Integer"

else

NoDigits="$(echo $RemNumber | sed 's/[[:digit:]]//g')"

if [ -z "$NoDigits" ]

then

echo "Supplied Input $Number is an Integer"

else

echo "Supplied Input $Number is not an Integer."

fi

fi

**OUTPUT:**

# chmod 755 validinteger2.sh

# ./validinteger2.sh -987612

Supplied Input -987612 is an Integer

# ./validinteger2.sh -A987612

Supplied Input -A987612 is not an Integer.

# ./validinteger2.sh

Enter input to test: -123456789

Supplied Input -123456789 is an Integer

# ./validinteger2.sh

Enter input to test: A234K78

Supplied Input A234K78 is not an Integer.

#### Method 3:

#!/bin/bash

# SCRIPT: validinteger3.sh

# USAGE: validinteger3.sh [ Input value to be validated ]

# PURPOSE: validate integer input, allow negative integers also

#

# \\\\ ////

# \\ - - //

# @ @

# ---oOOo-( )-oOOo---

#

# In this method input value validated using ASCII value range of

# numbers (48 - 57).

# Sample script provided by Bond, Thank you Bond.

#

#####################################################################

# Arguments Checking #

#####################################################################

if [ $# -eq 0 ]

then

echo -n "Enter input to test: "

read Number

else

Number=$1

fi

# You can also use bellow one liner

#[ $# -eq 0 ] && { echo -n "Enter input:";read Number; } || Number=$1

#####################################################################

# Main Script Starts Here #

#####################################################################

# Check first character is - ?

# This is another method to extract substring using Substring Removal

# method.

if [ "${Number%${Number#?}}" = "-" ] #extract first char

then

RemNumber="${Number#?}" #extract all except first char

else

RemNumber="$Number"

fi

if [ -z "$RemNumber" ]

then

echo "Supplied Input $Number is not an Integer"

else

Length=${#RemNumber} # Counting length of the string

for ((i=0; i < Length; i++))

do

char=${RemNumber:$i:1} # Reads character one by one

code=`printf '%d' "'$char"` # Get ASCII value of char

# Compare code with ASCII value range of Intergers ( 48 - 57 )

if [ $code -lt 48 ] || [ $code -gt 57 ]

then

echo "Supplied Input $Number is not an Integer"

exit 1

fi

done

echo "Supplied Input $Number is an Integer."

fi

**OUTPUT:**

$ sh validinteger3.sh -1234

Supplied Input -1234 is an Integer.

$ sh validinteger3.sh -12-12

Supplied Input -12-12 is not an Integer

$ sh validinteger3.sh

Enter input to test: -

Supplied Input - is not an Integer

$ sh validinteger3.sh

Enter input to test: 123a456

Supplied Input 123a456 is not an Integer

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