|gbase(1)||General Commands Manual||gbase(1)|
gbase - small numeric base converter
gbase converts numbers between bases 2 (binary), 8 (octal), 10 (decimal), 16 (hexadecimal).
If you specify a number on the command line (preceded by a switch
to describe the base the number is in) the program will display that number
in the four bases on the console and exit.
You can also specify the -s switch which will allow you to enter/display signed numbers. (This allows the use of a - (minus) before a decimal number).
Just running the program without any switches will display the main window. There are four entry boxes, corresponding to each of the four bases. You can type into any of these boxes and the others will update automagically. The program will ignore any characters that are not allowed for that particular base. It will only allow a - (minus) at the start of a decimal number, if the signed option is on.
- Display a short help screen and exit
- Print version number and exit
- Treat the number as a signed value
- -d decimal number
- Print this decimal number in all bases
- -h hex number
- Print this hexadecimal number in all bases
- -o octal number
- Print this octal number in all bases
- -b binary number
- Print this binary number in all bases
gbase is Copyright (C) 1999 Damian Kramer, Roger Dunce.