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operand expected

Posted on 2008-10-20
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Dear All,
I m trying to execute this command
X60=$(($1 * 60))
error showing : operand expected (error token is " * 60")
TOTMINUTES=$(($X60 / $2))
error : operand expected (error token is "/")
how to eliminate this error
do i need to define using awk?
thanks
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by:ozo
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are $1 and $2 defined?
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by:anju_a_sagar
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no how can i define them?
i know abt normal variables
can u plz explain
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by:ozo
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What did you want to multiply by 60?
What did you want to divide it by?
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by:anju_a_sagar
ID: 22756682
awk -f traveltime "$1" "$2"
is it like this
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by:anju_a_sagar
ID: 22756690
i want to give those variables as user input
like this
traveltime 90 40
90 for $1 and 40 for $2
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if traveltime is a bash script containing

#!/bin/bash
X60=$(($1 * 60))
TOTMINUTES=$(($X60 / $2))
echo $TOTMINUTES


then calling it like
traveltime 90 40

should print
135
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by:anju_a_sagar
ID: 22757216
do i need to write in a file and save it with particular extension?
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by:anju_a_sagar
ID: 22757267
X60=$(($1 * 60))
when i run this command
the following error is coming
-bash: * 60 : syntax error : operand expected (error token is "* 60")
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thanks
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