Friday, May 31, 2024

Bash Scripts amd Seq

Every time I write a bash script that requires floating point indexing, I forget the seq command. for z in $(seq 0 -.01 1) do echo $z done Darn useful and I hope writimg it dowmn wil burn it into permanent memory this time.


  1. syntax error...
    count from 0 to 1 in -.01 increments? you'll never get there.
    seq 0 .01 1 or seq 1 -.01 0 would work better... :)

    there are fancy ways to make brace expansion simulate decimals and using built-ins is almost always better but those are tougher to remember and the seq command and my mental filing cabinet is too full these days for goofy programming golf exercises...