expr


SYNOPSIS
       expr EXPRESSION
       expr OPTION

DESCRIPTION
       --help display this help and exit

       --version
              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

       STRING : REGEXP
              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.

AUTHOR
       Written by Mike Parker, James Youngman, and Paul Eggert.

REPORTING BUGS
       Report expr bugs to bug-coreutils@gnu.org
       GNU coreutils home page: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>
       General help using GNU software: <http://www.gnu.org/gethelp/>
       Report expr translation bugs to <http://translationproject.org/team/>

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright (C) 2011 Free Software Foundation, Inc.  License GPLv3+:  GNU
       GPL version 3 or later <http://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>.
       This  is  free  software:  you  are free to change and redistribute it.
       There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.

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

              info coreutils 'expr invocation'

       should give you access to the complete manual.



GNU coreutils 8.12.197-032bb    September 2011                         EXPR(1)
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