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hpr1213 :: LiTS 026: units

Unit conversion and calculation program: units

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Hosted by Dann on 2013-03-27 is flagged as Explicit and is released under a CC-BY-SA license.
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Part of the series: Linux in the Shell

Linux In The Shell aims to explore the use of many commands a user can run in the Bash Shell. Tutorials include a write up with examples, an audio component about the write up, and a video component to demonstrate the usage of the command.
The website is http://www.linuxintheshell.com/

Last episode of Linux in the Shell discussed the use of the bc command to perform math on the command line. This episode continues in suit with a mathematical theme picking up from the last examples of converting between different number systems or units. While bc can help you convert between units if you know the formulas, there is another program which will do it all for your units. Chances are units is not installed by default but a simple check in your package manager should allow you to add units to your daily tool set.

For more on this post and to see the video please see the main article
http://www.linuxintheshell.com/2013/03/27/episode-26-units/


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Comment #1 posted on 2013-04-10T11:49:57Z by brother mouse

Neat topic

After listening I cranked up apt-get and installed units.

It's come in handy a couple of times since then.

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