At Fri, 25 Jun 2004 it looks like Aaron composed: > CD Baby wrote: > > What simple built-in command-line tools are available if I want to > > just do some simple math on the command line? > > > > If I'm there in a shell, and need to know what 17 times 36 equals? > > $ bc > bc 1.06 > Copyright 1991-1994, 1997, 1998, 2000 Free Software Foundation, Inc. > This is free software with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY. > For details type `warranty'. > 17*36 > 612 > ^D
I usually try this..... echo 17*36 | bc Then you don't have to start and stop bc. -- Bill Schoolcraft PO Box 210076 -o) San Francisco CA 94121 /\ "UNIX, A Way Of Life." _\_v http://billschoolcraft.com _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"