14.04.1 LTS 64-bit bash I am declearing floating point variables by multiplying floating point bash variables in
bc with scale set to 3; however, I cannot get the number of digits after the decimal point to be zero and get rid of the zero to the left of the decimal point. How can I transform, say
.005? This is necessary due to my file naming convention. Thanks for your recommendations.
UPDATE: Can I use it for already defined shell variables and redefining them? The following code gives me an error.
~/Desktop/MEEP$ printf "%.3f\n" $w bash: printf: 0.005000: invalid number 0,000
The output of locale
@vesnog:~$ locale LANG=en_US.UTF-8 LANGUAGE=en_US LC_CTYPE="en_US.UTF-8" LC_NUMERIC=tr_TR.UTF-8 LC_TIME=tr_TR.UTF-8 LC_COLLATE="en_US.UTF-8" LC_MONETARY=tr_TR.UTF-8 LC_MESSAGES="en_US.UTF-8" LC_PAPER=tr_TR.UTF-8 LC_NAME=tr_TR.UTF-8 LC_ADDRESS=tr_TR.UTF-8 LC_TELEPHONE=tr_TR.UTF-8 LC_MEASUREMENT=tr_TR.UTF-8 LC_IDENTIFICATION=tr_TR.UTF-8 LC_ALL=
The output of
@vesnog:~$ echo $w 0.005000