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word count not recognized as integer variable

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May 12, 2012 10:49 AM

ok, i have this command:

 

set mywordcount to do shell script "wc -l < MyFile.txt"

 

which gives me the number of words of a given txt

with display alert it reports me number 1 when there is one word, number 4 if there are 4 words, etc...

 

the problem comes when i want to do one action if the file has 1 word, another if it has more than 1...

when i write:

 

if mywordcount = 1 then

myactions here

else

otheractions here

end if


it doesn't do anything at all...

any ideas?

thanks!

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