Decimal

decimal converts any value that can be converted into an integer (boolean, integer, a string containing only numeric characters or a date) into a decimal representation. An optional base parameter specifies the base to be used when converting the string. If no base parameter is given, base defaults to 10.


Usage:


value.decimal([base])

or

decimal($value[,base])


Where:


base        is the base to be used when performing the conversion.


Returns:


String.


Examples:


Convert a hexadecimal number into decimal notation.


set a="feff";

echo ${a.decimal(16)};


Result:


echoes 65279


See Also:

hex(), octal()