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ramdomize echo 'hello world!'

Terminal - ramdomize echo 'hello world!'
(($RANDOM%6)) || echo 'hello world!'
2009-05-27 08:11:08
User: luishka
Functions: echo
ramdomize echo 'hello world!'

ramdomize the execution of the command echo 'hello world!'


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That command doesn't work. As currently displayed, it attempts to execute the result of the math (eg a number) or it runs the echo command. (This will lead to several '#: command not found.)

This would be a better command to do what you are attempting:

if [[ $(($RANDOM%6)) == 0 ]] then; echo 'hello, world!'; fi

Comment by unixmonkey3957 464 weeks and 3 days ago

Oops, the ";" goes after the "]]". Eliminate ";" after "then".

Comment by unixmonkey3957 464 weeks and 3 days ago

strange.. it works on my system :(

Comment by luishka 464 weeks and 3 days ago

On zsh and bash 4.0 (2 sh I have) this return 0 or 1:

(($RANDOM%6)); echo $?

And this complains about non-existing method 4 (or 5, or 3 - this seems to be completly random ;) )

Comment by MaciejPiechotka 464 weeks and 2 days ago
perl -e '$i[0]="Hello world"; print $i[int(rand(6))], "\n";'
Comment by sputnick 463 weeks and 3 days ago

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