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dc is an arbitrary (bignum) precision desc calculator.

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Samba AD DC DNS Directory Service error

Clients can log in, pull the cached gpos, only the stored credentials for mapped drives are lacking. With the RSAT tools, of course, no more connection. Im really confused at this point because this ...
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dc and standard input or heredoc with string command?

dc can read command from a file or/and from standard input. If I want to print user input : cat essai_dc [enter a number : ] n ? p dc essai_dc enter a number : 4 4 Now, if I try with a heredoc :...
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Losing precision with dc

I want to use dc to handle some base 16 numbers with hexadecimal points but I'm running into precision problems. For example, below I'm multiplying F423F.FD by 100, both hex. The expected answer is ...
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How come dc print splits up long number

When running the dc utility, if I input a very large number, say: 999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999 When I print it out using p, I get: ...
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How to capture user input in dc?

I'd like to handle user input in dc. For ?, info dc indicates: '?' ...
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executing 2 scripts with connection

I've been given some challenge: there is an application that provides me some postfix expression and expects to get a solution within 5 seconds. If there is no solution, it quits, otherwise, it ...
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How can I supress GNU dc warnings?

When some invalid or undefined commands are executed in dc, it usually just prints a warning. Example: cp dc: stack empty This is nice most of the time, however, there are cases where this is ...
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How to get the difference between numbers using dc?

Input: > printf 1\n\2\n3\n 1 2 3 Desired output: 0 1 1 Typing printf 1\n\2\n3\n | dc -e '-p' the output is: dc: stack empty dc: stack empty
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dc unix : preserving initial value even after storing new value at the same array index

I'm unable to understand this example given in manpage of dc: $ dc 1 0:a 0Sa 2 0:a La 0;ap 1 To me answer should be 2 because: 1 0:a Here we store 1 at 0th position of array a. 0Sa Now ...
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