number man page

number — convert Arabic numerals to English

Synopsis

number [-l] [number ...]

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 doesn't understand exponents.

Info

March 31, 1994