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Convert seconds into minutes and seconds

Terminal - Convert seconds into minutes and seconds
echo 'obase=60;299' | bc
2011-10-21 07:55:30
Functions: echo
Convert seconds into minutes and seconds

This is a very simple way to input a large number of seconds and get a more useful value in minutes and seconds.


There are 3 alternatives - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives
bc <<< 'obase=60;299'
2011-10-21 13:15:17
User: mathias
Functions: bc

This is a very simple way to input a large number of seconds and get a more useful value in minutes and seconds. Avoids useless use of echo.

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Here?s a version that avoids Useless Use Of `echo`: http://www.commandlinefu.com/commands/view/9541/convert-seconds-into-minutes-and-seconds#comment

Comment by mathias 240 weeks ago

Good job

Comment by totti 239 weeks and 3 days ago

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