NEVER use Chinese as system language on your Linux devices

During my attempt to execute a shell script provided by the manufacturer, I got a couple o’ annoying error outputs(shown below).

Going through the script several times, it seemed that there were nothing wrong with it. But it suddenly dawned on me that I was using Chinese as system language for my CentOS 7.

Then I found this. It’s obvious that grep Disk may not work as expected.

SIZE=`fdisk -l $DRIVE | grep Disk | awk '{print $5}'`
CYLINDERS=`echo $SIZE/255/63/512 | bc`


The script worked after I changed system language to English. Perhaps we should never use Chinese(as well as other languages beside English) as system language. :)

P.S. In fact, you can do something like export LC_ALL="en_US.UTF-8" to switch locale insead of language, if you really wanna use other languages.