convert from decimal to hexadecimal

hex() { bc <<< "obase=16; $1"; }
Use the standard calculator bc to convert decimals to hex
Sample Output
$ hex 65535

By: bjomape
2011-12-09 13:57:05

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What Others Think

obase can be in the range 2-16 and does what you'd expect. I tried it with obase=17 and it did a safe but boring thing: gave me space separated decimal numbers for each digit.
Mozai · 550 weeks and 1 day ago

What do you think?

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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