# Convert decimal numbers to binary

2010-04-21 ` 138 words ` ` 1 min read `

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There is a calculator called bc that works in the command line. So if you need a quick calculator function in the command line then you could write some functions that will do the trcik for you. Here is an example:

function convBase { echo "ibase=\$1; obase=\$2; \$3" | bc; }

so, if you want to convert decimal number to hex number then you could type

convBase 10 16 16
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#### Authored By Amit Agarwal

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