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Updated: Thursday, June 13, 2019
 
 

let(1)

Name

let - shell built-in function to evaluate one or more arithmetic expressions

Synopsis

ksh88

let arg...

ksh

let [expr...]

Description

ksh88

Each arg is a separate arithmetic expression to be evaluated.

ksh

let evaluates each expr in the current shell environment as an arithmetic expression using ANSI C syntax. Variables names are shell variables and they are recursively evaluated as arithmetic expressions to get numerical values. let has been made obsolete by the ((...)) syntax of ksh(1) which does not require quoting of the operators to pass them as command arguments.

Exit Status

ksh88

ksh88 returns the following exit values:

0

The value of the last expression is non-zero.

1

The value of the last expression is zero.

ksh

ksh returns the following exit values:

0

The last expr evaluates to a non-zero value.

>0

The last expr evaluates to 0 or an error occurred.

Attributes

See attributes(7) for descriptions of the following attributes:

ATTRIBUTE TYPE
ATTRIBUTE VALUE
Availability
system/core-os

See Also

ksh(1), ksh88(1), set(1), typeset(1), attributes(7)