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getting rid of tailing zeroes in floating number

getting rid of tailing zeroes in floating number

(OP)

$ echo 4000.24320000000000223230000|sed s/0*$//g
4000.2432000000000022323
(ok)

$ echo 4000.0000|sed s/0*$//g
4000.
(not ok - expected 4000)

$ echo 4000|sed s/0*$//g
4
(not ok - expected 4000)

RE: getting rid of tailing zeroes in floating number

(OP)
ok, this worked
awk '{if($0~/\./){sub("0*$","",$0);sub("\\.$","",$0);}print}'

RE: getting rid of tailing zeroes in floating number

This works. Unfortunately complex because sed -r doesn't seem to support greediness (?) in ERE:

CODE

sed -r 's/(\.([0-9]*[1-9])?)0+$/\1/;s/\.$//' 

By contrast, perl does:

CODE

perl -pe 's/(\.[0-9]*?)0+$/\1/;s/\.$//' 

But the awk solution is probably the must human-compatible anyway. smile

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