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command line calculator (zsh version)

Terminal - command line calculator (zsh version)
zc () { for exp in $argv; do print "$exp = $(( exp ))"; done; }
2012-01-27 00:51:42
User: dbbolton
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command line calculator (zsh version)

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calc(){ awk "BEGIN{ print $* }" ;}
2009-10-23 06:03:07
User: twfcc
Functions: awk
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simple function , floating point number is supported.

bc <<<"..."
python3

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Comment by makidoko 178 weeks and 6 days ago
bc <<< $expr
Comment by makidoko 178 weeks and 6 days ago

It's not meant to say "zsh is the best possible calculator out there". It's just a prrof of concept that the shell can be used to do basic arithmetic without the need for other programs.

Comment by dbbolton 177 weeks ago

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