command-line calculator?

Norbert Koch nk at
Fri Jun 25 08:48:57 PDT 2004

CD Baby <cdbaby at> writes:

> What simple built-in command-line tools are available if I want to
> just do some simple math on the command line?
> If I'm there in a shell, and need to know what 17 times 36 equals?

echo "17 * 36" | bc


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