bc

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Description

bc - A command line calculator found most Unix systems. The calculator can be used either interactively or non interactively..

On this page we only give you a short introduction with a few examples. We encourage you to read the manual (man bc).


"..bc is typically used as either a mathematical scripting language or as an interactive mathematical shell." bc

Example output

interactively

$ bc
bc 1.06.95
Copyright 1991-1994, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2004, 2006 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
This is free software with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY.
For details type `warranty'. 
3 + 3
6
quit


non interactively

$ echo "3+3" | bc
6