Shell Script to read any year and find whether it is a leap year or not

in Categories Time and Date last updated April 5, 2008

A leap year comes once every four years. It is the year when an extra day is added to the Gregorian calendar used by most of the world.

An ordinary year has 365 days. A leap year has 366 days. The extra day is added to the month of February. In an ordinary year, February has 28 days. In a leap year, it has 29 days. This extra day is called a leap day.

How do I find out leap year?

A year is a leap year if it can be evenly divided by four. For example, 1996 was a leap year. But a year is not a leap year if can be evenly divided by 100 and not by 400. This is why 1700, 1800, 1900 were not leap years, but 2000 was.

Shell script to determine if entered year is leap or not…

#!/bin/bash
# Shell program to read any year and find whether leap year or not
# -----------------------------------------------
# Copyright (c) 2005 nixCraft project <http://cyberciti.biz/fb/>
# This script is licensed under GNU GPL version 2.0 or above
# -------------------------------------------------------------------------
# This script is part of nixCraft shell script collection (NSSC)
# Visit http://bash.cyberciti.biz/ for more information.
# -------------------------------------------------------------------------
 
# store year
yy=0
isleap="false"
 
echo -n "Enter year (yyyy) : "
read yy
 
# find out if it is a leap year or not
 
if [ $((yy % 4)) -ne 0 ] ; then
   : #  not a leap year : means do nothing and use old value of isleap
elif [ $((yy % 400)) -eq 0 ] ; then
   # yes, it's a leap year
   isleap="true"
elif [ $((yy % 100)) -eq 0 ] ; then
   : # not a leap year do nothing and use old value of isleap
else
   # it is a leap year
   isleap="true"
fi
if [ "$isleap" == "true" ];
then
   echo "$yy is leap year"
else
   echo "$yy is NOT leap year"
fi

Script to display sum of two number and to do calculations such as +, -, / etc

in Categories Shell Math last updated April 15, 2008
#!/bin/bash
# Script to display sum of two number and to do calculations such as +, -, / etc
# -------------------------------------------------------------------------
# Copyright (c) 2005 nixCraft project <http://cyberciti.biz/fb/>
# This script is licensed under GNU GPL version 2.0 or above
# -------------------------------------------------------------------------
# This script is part of nixCraft shell script collection (NSSC)
# Visit http://bash.cyberciti.biz/ for more information.
# ----------------------------------------------------------------------
echo "**** My calculator ****"
echo "M A I N - M E N U"
echo "1. Multiplication"
echo "2. Subtraction"
echo "3. Remainder"
echo "4. Divide"
echo -n "Please select your choice (1-4) : "
read choice
 
echo -n "Enter your first number : "
read n1
echo -n "Enter your second number : "
read n2
 
if [ $choice -eq 1 ]
then
	answer="$n1 x $n2 = $(( $n1 * $n2 ))"
elif [ $choice -eq 2 ]
then
	answer="$n1 - $n2 = $(( $n1 - $n2 ))"
elif [ $choice -eq 3 ]
then
	answer="$n1 % $n2 = $(( $n1 % $n2 ))"
elif [ $choice -eq 4 ]
then
	answer="$n1 / $n2 = $(( $n1 / $n2 ))"
else
	echo "Sorry please select number between 1-4 only"
	exit 1
fi
echo $answer

Shell Script to read the base and height of a traingle and find its area

in Categories Shell Math last updated April 3, 2008

Calculating the area of a triangle is an elementary problem encountered often in many different situations. The best known, and simplest formula is

Computing the area of a triangle

Where S is area, b is the length of the base of the triangle, and h is the height or altitude of the triangle. The term ‘base’ denotes any side, and ‘height’ denotes the length of a perpendicular from the point opposite the side onto the side itself.

# Shell program/script to read the base and height of a traingle and find its area
# -------------------------------------------------------------------------
# Copyright (c) 2005 nixCraft project <http://cyberciti.biz/fb/>
# This script is licensed under GNU GPL version 2.0 or above
# -------------------------------------------------------------------------
# This script is part of nixCraft shell script collection (NSSC)
# Visit http://bash.cyberciti.biz/ for more information.
# -------------------------------------------------------------------------
# Formula info: http://www.mste.uiuc.edu/dildine/heron/triarea.html
 
# Area=(1/2) x Base x Height
echo -n "Enter base of a triangle : "
read b
 
echo -n "Enter height of a triangle : "
read h
# calculate it and display back
area=$(echo "scale=2;(1/2) * $b * $h"|bc)
echo "Area of a triangle is $area"

Script to Store given command and execute them

in Categories Academic last updated April 3, 2008

Write script to store the following command and execute them:
a) date
b) echo “Message”
c) cal

#!/bin/bash
# Script to Store given command and execute them
# -------------------------------------------------------------------------
# Copyright (c) 2005 nixCraft project <http://cyberciti.biz/fb/>
# This script is licensed under GNU GPL version 2.0 or above
# -------------------------------------------------------------------------
# This script is part of nixCraft shell script collection (NSSC)
# Visit http://bash.cyberciti.biz/ for more information.
# ----------------------------------------------------------------------
date
cal
echo "Hello Friends"