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Old 07-04-2011, 01:20 PM   #1
alirz
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how to get decimal value


Hi,

ok so i have a small script that takes the time in seconds(this is a very long number like 615.232145457577) and i convert it to minutes or hours by dividing by 60 or 3600 respectively.

I would like to be able to get the result with maybe upto to 2 decimal values.

If i do echo "613.568787987975 / 3600" |bc -l
this gives: .17043577444110416666

How can i just get .17

Thanks
 
Old 07-04-2011, 01:23 PM   #2
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Code:
echo -e "scale=2\n613.568787987975 / 3600" |bc -l
 
Old 07-04-2011, 01:24 PM   #3
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You don't need the newline. A semi-colon will do:

echo "scale=2; division" | bc -l
 
Old 07-04-2011, 01:26 PM   #4
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cool, thanks both of you . it works.
 
  


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