[lug] Fwd: Simple counter?

Bear Giles bgiles at coyotesong.com
Sat May 25 09:05:57 MDT 2013

He also wanted persistence across reboots.That's where it gets complicated.

On Sat, May 25, 2013 at 8:58 AM, Jeffrey S. Haemer <jeffrey.haemer at gmail.com
> wrote:

> I inferred that the original poster was looking for more of a shell
>> script level solution, but I might have been jumping to conclusions
>> there...
> The original poster is looking for an existing command that produces
> sequential integers, one per call.
> His motivation is a conviction that in the past thirty or forty years, *
> someone* must have contributed a standard tool/package that does this,
> coupled with embarrassment that he doesn't know it off the top of his head.
> A shell one-liner would be an okay substitute: something intermediate
> between "echo $RANDOM" and "echo 9<http://dilbert.com/strips/comic/2001-10-25/>"
> .  :-) (Thanks, Anthony.)
> Sure, there are edge-cases, some not obscure: "If we call it a bunch,
> can't the numbers get awfully big?" But geez, ....
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