Command line calculator

calc() { bc <<< $*; }

By: hemanth
2010-10-07 08:44:28

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the bc-version does not calc 1/3, no fractions, no decimal digits.
maelcum · 524 weeks ago
it's simple enough add the scale command. i keep it in a ~/.bcrc file and thus: calc () { bc <<< "scale=10;$*" ; } and bob's your uncle: calc 22 / 7 3.1428571428
tamouse · 469 weeks and 3 days ago

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Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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