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Old 03-11-2011
command line util to convert mm to inches etc?

There must be a command line utility to convert metric -> us, mm to inches etc, but I don't remember seeing it. Any suggestions? Anything in the repositories? Thx.
# 2  
Old 03-11-2011
Code:
# 3 millimeters -> inches
$ echo 'scale=2;3 * 0.0394' | bc
.1182
# 9 millimeters -> inches
$ echo 'scale=2;9 * 0.0394' | bc
.3546

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Old 03-11-2011
Yeah, I am aware that I can lookup the conversion ratios and manually calculate with a calculator. That's not what I was looking for. Let me clarify. What I am looking for is a conversion utility that has many conversions built into it for converting mm to inches, miles to km, liters to quarts etc. etc. etc. Thanks.
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Old 03-11-2011
I don't know of a simple utility but there's a perl module which might be used to build one.
# 5  
Old 03-11-2011
Well that perl module doesn't get anywhere close to what I'm after.

"units" is what I was after;

# sudo apt-get install units



or


# yum install units
 
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