Re: dc and bc in Important?
> On Jun 23, John Goerzen wrote
> > It seems to me that dc and bc aren't vital to the workings of a
> > system (when I deselect them, dselect doesn't warn about any
> > dependencies), yet they are in Important. Why?
> In addition to what everyone else has said about what "Important"
> Really Means, please realize that bc/dc are ideal for doing
> arithmetic in shell scripts. [Sure, you can use awk, just as
> you can use awk to replace grep -- but it's awkward.]
For most math, expr works just fine. Of course, expr is limited
to integer math, but it works and is portable.
Erik B. Andersen Web: http://www.inconnect.com/~andersen/
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