[CentOS] Shell Script Question

Stephen Harris lists at spuddy.org
Thu Jul 10 00:51:47 UTC 2008

> What's the simplest way to increment the number 0000 up by one until some other 4 digit number while
> preserving leading zero's until the 1000's has a digit other than 0?

Lots of answers, depending on the shell.  I like this version for ksh:

  typeset -Z4 a=-1
  while (( a++ < 1000 ))
    print $a

Not enough use is made of typeset :-)



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