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Unix Tip #4348- February 5, 2013
BC AND NOT BEFORE AD
Fire up our old friend and often forgotten bc.
Enter your arthimetic expression
but the best part is, use the
"obase" and "ibase" commands for all
your conversion needs.
For example, type:
This will output "FF".
Next, if you type:
Then a dot (or period), it stands for
"the last number")
It will return "11111111", that's 255 in binary!
If you need hex to dec,
just type "ibase=16" and "obase=10"
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