Calculator on the go

echo 2+3 |bc
Handy use of bc in the command line. No need to get 'into' the bc to perform calculations
Sample Output
# echo 2+3 |bc
5

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By: Kaio
2009-07-04 22:03:41

What Others Think

bc
penpen · 524 weeks ago
hmm, it seems as if that triple less ran into trouble. Let's see if this works: bc <<< 2+3
penpen · 524 weeks ago
I use calc() { echo $@ | bc -ql; }
bandie91 · 524 weeks ago
bash is already the calculation echo $((2+3)) 5
Playload · 523 weeks and 6 days ago
nice, but bash already has built-in math, also via `expr` and `let` still up-voting because bc is the bomb-diggity
linuxrawkstar · 523 weeks and 6 days ago
<<< 2+3 bc
mpb · 523 weeks and 4 days ago

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