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Date: 2008jan4
Language: bash

Q. How do I convert a floating point number into an integer in bash?

A.  Use the powerful ${} construct:

#!/bin/sh FLOAT=1234.567 INT=${FLOAT/\.*} echo $INT
We replace dot and all that follows it with nothing. Notice that this truncates (does not round).