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NUMBER(6) Games Manual NUMBER(6)

convert Arabic numerals to English

number [
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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:
Display the number on a single line.
number understands negative numbers (although they must be preceded by ‘--’ if they are on the command line to avoid being mistaken for options) and numbers in scientific notation (e.g. 1.234E+05).
March 17, 2008 OpenBSD-current