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Manual Pages  — NUMBER

NAME

number – convert Arabic numerals to English

CONTENTS

SYNOPSIS


number [-l] [# ...]

DESCRIPTION

The number utility prints the English equivalent of the number to the standard output, with each 10^3 magnitude displayed on a separate line. If no argument is specified, number reads lines from the standard input.

The options are as follows:
-l
  Display the number on a single line.

BUGS

Although number understand fractions, it does not understand exponents.

NUMBER (6) March 31, 1994

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