Re: Simple calculator
On Mon, October 26 1998, James Troup <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
|Rob Browning <email@example.com> writes:
|> "Dr. Michael Meskes" <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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*$//'
|> Just don't call it calc. We already have one in apcalc.
|Okay, anyone got any other ideas for a name? Using alternatives to
|manage apcalc's calc and this small shell script doesn't seem right
I missed the original message, but what's wrong with expr(1)?
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