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  1. Yeah, but all variables in the shell are strings. That's why you can't say: Code: $x = 5$x = $x + 1echo $x expr returns the numeric (integer) value of an expression, like "$x + 1" But I still don't understand why this doesn't work... help?
  2. Guys, I'm writing a series of scripts for deploying in our support center. One that I'm working on involves /proc/kcore, the physical RAM of a linux system. I'm trying to display the amount of physical RAM in a system by returning the size of this file divided by 1024. I'd like it to eventually say: PHYSICAL RAM: 512MB. Here's what I've tried, and the results: Code: $ echo "System RAM";ls -l /proc/kcoreSystem RAM-r-------- 1 root root 958595072 Feb 14 13:13 /proc/kcore$ $ ls -l /proc/kcore | 'expr $5/1024'/bin/ksh: expr $5/1024: not found$ ls -l /proc/kcore | echo $5$ ls -l /proc/kcore | echo $1$ ls -l /proc/kcore > echo $5/bin/ksh: cannot create echo: No such file or directory$ ls -l /proc/kcore | awk "print int($5/1024)"awk: cmd. line:1: print int(/1024)awk: cmd. line:1: ^ parse errorawk: cmd. line:1: print int(/1024)awk: cmd. line:1: ^ unterminated regexpawk: cmd. line:2: print int(/1024)awk: cmd. line:2: ^ unexpected newline$ ls -l /proc/kcore | awk {print int($5/1024)}/bin/ksh: syntax error: `(' unexpected$ ls -l /proc/kcore | awk `BEGIN {print int($5/1024)}'> > ^C$ $ ls -l /proc/kcore | awk `{print int($5/1024)}`/bin/ksh: syntax error: `(' unexpected$ ls -l /proc/kcore | awk -F `{print int($5/1024)}'> > ^C$ ls -l /proc/kcore | awk -F `{print int($5/1024)}'> ^C$ awk '{ print int($5/1024) }` < ls -l /proc/kcore> ^C$ ls -l /proc/kcore > temp; awk '{ print int($5/1024) }` temp> ^C As you can see, I'm stuck on awk. Can anyone shed some light on this? I basically want to take the 5th field of an ls and display the result of that field divided by 1024. Anyone? TIA! chewy
  3. Is anyone running Fedora on Athlon64 with nForce3? Are there anyone running Fedora on it? Are you able to report good things, or has install been a bother? I'm just curious. I think that's the platform to get into and I'm gonna buy soon, so any info would be helpful. TIA Chewy
  4. how to setup vc++

    Visual C++? I want you to march into that classroom and punch your professor right in the face! Anyway, yeah, look into Qt and Java. C++ is stoneage, man. Java is where it's at. I promise if you get to working with Netbeans (http://www.netbeans.org), you won't go back. chewy[/url]
  5. smoothe fonts on Fedora 1 and mozilla

    I'm referring to Fedora Core 1 (yarrow). Anybody know what causes this?
  6. which is better?

    Try fedora. Very fast, very fast. Comes with 3d-support on my Radeon 8500! Mandrake was slow on this system... chewy
  7. Whoa, I've never seen this before in such a modern os: [root@localhost opt]# mount /mnt/winNTFSmed mount: fs type ntfs not supported by kernel here's fstab: LABEL=/ / ext3 defaults 1 1 LABEL=/boot /boot ext3 defaults 1 2 none /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0 none /proc proc defaults 0 0 none /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0 /dev/hda9 swap swap defaults 0 0 /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom udf,iso9660 noauto,owner,kudzu,ro 0 0 /dev/cdrom1 /mnt/cdrom1 udf,iso9660 noauto,owner,kudzu,ro 0 0 /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy auto noauto,owner,kudzu 0 0 /dev/hda1 /mnt/winNTFS ntfs defaults 0 0 /dev/hda2 /mnt/winNTFS2 ntfs defaults 0 0 /dev/hda3 /mnt/winNTFS3 ntfs defaults 0 0 /dev/hdb1 /mnt/winNTFSmed ntfs defaults 0 0 am I doing something wrong? All my windows partitions are NTFS!!?!! Help! chewy Oh, and TIA!
  8. Is it me, or does the display of mozilla 1.4.1 that came with my Fedora 1 look smoother - characters less pixellized? I'm sure of it! Somehow, the fonts are easier on the eyes. I installed mozilla 1.6, the browser is wonderful, but the fonts are jagged and look like crap. What am I doing wrong? TIA! chewy