Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 27th Nov 2006 10:14 UTC, submitted by Rob Newcater
OSNews, Generic OSes "If like me, you do most of your work from the command-line, using vim to edit files, mutt for e-mails, cd/ls/mv/find/etc instead of a file manager, then you may get annoyed by having to fire up a GUI calculator to make (what may sometimes be) a single calculation. This article shows how to quickly perform standard calculations on the command line."
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Google is pretty decent
by Priest on Mon 27th Nov 2006 12:50 UTC
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2006-05-12

While bc is useful for simple math, it does not do conversions like google.

"400 kilometers in miles" for instance = 248.548477 miles
"speed of light" = 299792458 m/s
"the answer to life the universe and everything" = 42

Google toolbar has become my new default calculator.

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