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# 1  
Old 01-10-2012
Help in division

The below commands result only the whole number(not giving the decimal values).
pandeeswaran@ubuntu:~$ echo 1,2,3,4|sed 's/,/\//g'|bc
pandeeswaran@ubuntu:~$ echo 1000,2,3|sed 's/,/\//g'|bc

How to make it to return the decimal values?

# 2  
Old 01-10-2012
Try putting "bc" into the search box on this site.

Is it possible that you can post a clear script example that does not contain a completely pointless "sed" command.
# 3  
Old 01-10-2012
please use this

$ echo 1,2,3,4|sed 's/,//g'|bc

$ echo 1000,2,3|sed 's/,//g'|bc

is this the output you are looking for ??


Last edited by fpmurphy; 01-10-2012 at 01:44 PM.. Reason: code tags please!
# 4  
Old 01-10-2012
I think O/P actually meant:
echo "1000/2/3" | bc


But for some reason O/P has a resistance to putting quotes round string variables.

The actual "bc" command required is posted roughly once a day on this site. The O/P omitted to mention how many decimal places are required.

Last edited by methyl; 01-10-2012 at 11:38 AM..
# 5  
Old 01-10-2012
$ echo "scale=5 ;1000/2/3"| bc


Last edited by fpmurphy; 01-10-2012 at 01:45 PM.. Reason: code tags please!
# 6  
Old 01-10-2012
yes.Actually i can go with
bc -l

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