Re: Simple calculator
On 8 Aug 1998, Rob Browning wrote:
> "Dr. Michael Meskes" <email@example.com> writes:
> > On Fri, Aug 07, 1998 at 12:06:05PM -0600, Neale Pickett wrote:
> > > Maybe we could convince the bc maintainer to add a shell script to the
> > > bc package (call it "calc" or something else easy to remember) which
> > > does command-line calculations, then; it seems as though a lot of people
> > > would find such a thing useful.
> > >
> > > #!/bin/sh
> > > if [ $# = 0 ]; then
> > > echo "`basename $0`: must supply something to calculate!" >&2
> > > exit 1
> > > echo "$*" | bc -l | sed 's/0*$//'
> > Good idea.
> Just don't call it calc. We already have one in apcalc.
So, use the "alternatives" mechanism. Just like all those vi's do.