On Thu, Oct 31, 2002 at 08:37:00AM -0500, Oleg wrote:
> OK I would like to know how this monstrosity made it into Debian Stable:
Maybe you could consider relaxing a little and reading more carefully.
> $ whatis bc
> bc (1) - An arbitrary precision calculator language
> $ 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'.
> I have looked into the man page, and nothing there indicates this kind of
Sure it does. Search for 'scale' and read.
There are four special variables, scale, ibase, obase, and
last. scale defines how some operations use digits after the
decimal point. The default value of scale is 0.
If bc is invoked with the -l option, a math library is
preloaded and the default scale is set to 20.
Copyright 1991-1994, 1997, 1998, 2000 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
This is free software with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY.
For details type `warranty'.
Colin Watson [firstname.lastname@example.org]
- From: Oleg <email@example.com>