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by marnixava
Thu Feb 28, 2013 10:41 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Benchmarking the Pi in the shell
Replies: 15
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Re: Benchmarking the Pi in the shell

What the time echo 'scale=5000;a(1)*4' | bc -l does is first call the "time" command that's built-in to bash (assuming your shell is bash) in order to see how long it takes to do the rest of the command line. The echo 'scale=5000;a(1)*4' part of the command line has instructions that are piped (via ...

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