How to get full width of screen, when using large calculation with bc ?

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Old 02-28-2013
How to get full width of screen, when using large calculation with bc ?


When doing large calculation the digits in the screen are limiting to 68 digit and then with a \ ( backspace) next line comes.

ubuntu# echo "123456789 ^ 50 " | bc

My screen is big enough with good resolution , but the lines are not spreading in the entire screen. Any advise,

The output wanted to be spread to 255 width , Like below:

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Old 02-28-2013
Don't think bc supports wide output.

It uses readline, however so there are no issues with editing wide input lines, so that is one thing I suppose.
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Old 02-28-2013
Try the following
echo "123456789 ^ 50" | bc | tr -d '\n\\' | fold -w 255

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Old 03-01-2013
fpmurphy ,
That works great , thanks a lot....
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Old 03-01-2013
awk 'BEGIN {print 1234567^50}'

awk does not support as large number as bc does.
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