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Old 6th January 2011
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Default dc(1) and leading zeros?

I've got a shell script and I do some calculations with dc(1).

I need to have one number printed with leading zeros; I can't find an easy and straightforward way to do this with dc itself, but the manpage does mention:

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Pops a value off the stack, calculates the number of digits it has (or number of characters, if it
is a string) and pushes that number. The digit count for a number does not include any leading zeros, even if those appear to the right of the radix point.
Which sort of implies there is an easy and straightforward way ...

I know there are a zillion-and-one method of accomplishing this, and I the script is running happily with one of them. I'm just curious
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