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Old 03-26-2014
Convert hexa decimal to decimal


I want to convert two hexadecimal numbers to decimal using unix command line.


I tried using
`echo "ibase=16; $no |bc`
printf '%x\n' "1cce446295197a9d6352f9f223a9b698"

but it doesn't work for such big number it seems.

Any help?


Last edited by Scott; 03-26-2014 at 09:33 AM.. Reason: Removed excessive formatting; added code tags; moved from Solaris forum
# 2  
Old 03-26-2014
echo 1cce446295197a9d6352f9f223a9b698 fc8f99ac06e88c4faf669cf366f60d|od -d
0000000 12643 25445 13364 13874 14645 12601 14177 14692
0000020 13875 13618 26169 26162 12851 24889 25142 14648
0000040 08294 25400 26169 14689 25392 13925 14392 25396
0000060 26209 26166 13881 25446 13110 13926 13872 25610

# 3  
Old 03-26-2014
Are you getting this?
echo "ibase=16; 1cce446295197a9d6352f9f223a9b698" | bc
syntax error on line 1,

My install requires upper case for the letters:-
echo "ibase=16; 1CCE446295197A9D6352F9F223A9B698" | bc      

Indeed even on my rather old HP-UX 11.11 Smilie I can fire in 4096 characters of hex and I still get output. I must admit I haven't checked if the answer is right though, but it is enormous at 5073 decimal digits.

I hope that this helps,

Last edited by rbatte1; 03-26-2014 at 11:59 AM..
# 4  
Old 03-26-2014
Thanks Robin and sorry for the confusion... I was on another planet...

Well according to Robin a one liner which would accept your values as variable would be:
(echo "ibase=16;"; echo "$VAL1"|tr '[:lower:]' '[:upper:]')|xargs|bc

# 5  
Old 03-26-2014
Perhaps you could simplify it with:-
typeset -U HEXNO=$hexno
decno=`echo "ibase=16; $HEXNO |bc`

It saves creating a tr process too.

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