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EXPR(1)				 User Commands			       EXPR(1)

       expr - evaluate expressions

       expr EXPRESSION
       expr OPTION

       --help display this help and exit

	      output version information and exit

       Print  the  value of EXPRESSION to standard output.  A blank line below
       separates increasing precedence groups.	EXPRESSION may be:

       ARG1 | ARG2
	      ARG1 if it is neither null nor 0, otherwise ARG2

       ARG1 & ARG2
	      ARG1 if neither argument is null or 0, otherwise 0

       ARG1 < ARG2
	      ARG1 is less than ARG2

       ARG1 <= ARG2
	      ARG1 is less than or equal to ARG2

       ARG1 = ARG2
	      ARG1 is equal to ARG2

       ARG1 != ARG2
	      ARG1 is unequal to ARG2

       ARG1 >= ARG2
	      ARG1 is greater than or equal to ARG2

       ARG1 > ARG2
	      ARG1 is greater than ARG2

       ARG1 + ARG2
	      arithmetic sum of ARG1 and ARG2

       ARG1 - ARG2
	      arithmetic difference of ARG1 and ARG2

       ARG1 * ARG2
	      arithmetic product of ARG1 and ARG2

       ARG1 / ARG2
	      arithmetic quotient of ARG1 divided by ARG2

       ARG1 % ARG2
	      arithmetic remainder of ARG1 divided by ARG2

	      anchored pattern match of REGEXP in STRING

       match STRING REGEXP
	      same as STRING : REGEXP

       substr STRING POS LENGTH
	      substring of STRING, POS counted from 1

       index STRING CHARS
	      index in STRING where any CHARS is found, or 0

       length STRING
	      length of STRING

       + TOKEN
	      interpret TOKEN as a string, even if it is a

	      keyword like `match' or an operator like `/'

       ( EXPRESSION )
	      value of EXPRESSION

       Beware that many operators need to be escaped  or  quoted  for  shells.
       Comparisons are arithmetic if both ARGs are numbers, else lexicographi‐
       cal.  Pattern matches return the string matched between \(  and	\)  or
       null;  if  \( and \) are not used, they return the number of characters
       matched or 0.

       Exit status is 0 if EXPRESSION is neither null nor 0, 1	if  EXPRESSION
       is  null	 or  0,	 2 if EXPRESSION is syntactically invalid, and 3 if an
       error occurred.

       Written by Mike Parker.

       Report bugs to <bug-coreutils@gnu.org>.

       Copyright © 2006 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
       This is free software.  You may redistribute copies  of	it  under  the
       terms	   of	    the	     GNU      General	   Public      License
       <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>.	There is NO WARRANTY,  to  the
       extent permitted by law.

       The  full documentation for expr is maintained as a Texinfo manual.  If
       the info and expr programs are properly installed  at  your  site,  the

	      info expr

       should give you access to the complete manual.

expr 6.4			 October 2006			       EXPR(1)

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