get a number/amount only from `ledger balance ...`

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Sim Tov

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Feb 6, 2022, 3:43:48 PMFeb 6
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Hello,

I would like to use the output of `ledger balance ...` in a bash script. I want to get a number/amount only, without all the strings around it... is there a command line option to get amount only (even without commodity/currency sign)?

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Martin Michlmayr

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Feb 6, 2022, 7:29:24 PMFeb 6
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* Sim Tov <smn...@gmail.com> [2022-02-06 12:43]:
This gets you the amount (with the commodity):

ledger bal assets:cash --balance-format "%(amount)"

I'm not sure if you can get just the number, but you can just run this
command through sed or perl to remove the commodity.

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Alan

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Feb 15, 2022, 9:27:00 PMFeb 15
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You can say "%(clear_commodity(amount))"
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