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Mac OS X Tiger in a Nutshell by Jason McIntosh, Chuck Toporek, Chris Stone, Andy Lester

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                     expressions

Perform arithmetic as specified by one or more integer expressions. expressions consist of numbers, operators, and shell variables (which don't need a preceding $), and must be quoted if they contain spaces or other special characters. For more information and examples, see the earlier section "Arithmetic Expressions," and "expr" in Chapter 2.

Examples

Both of the following examples add 1 to variable i:

                     let i=i+1
                     let "i = i + 1"

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