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This command does unit conversion for you, so the rest of the world can tell what those silly Americans are talking about and vice versa. The units that can be converted are:

Length: inches (in), feet (ft), yards (yd), rods, furlongs (fur), miles (mi), meters/metres (m)

Weight: ounces (oz), pounds (lb), stones (st), tons, grams (g)

Volume: fluid ounces (fl oz), gills (gi), cups (c), pints (pt), quarts (qt), gallons (gal), hogsheads (hhd), liters/litres (l, L)

Time: seconds (sec, s), minutes (min), hours (hr), days, weeks, fortnights, years (yr)

Temperature: celcius/celsius (C), fahrenheit (F)

(Yes, we know grams are mass, not weight, but we are making the possibly dangerous assumption that you live somewhere near the surface of the planet Earth.)

The abbreviations for temperatures use the capital C and the capital F. This is actually case sensitive.

By default all volume measures are Imperial units. If you want the version used in the United States, put a "US" in front of it, eg, US fluid ounces. The hogshead used in this command is the US wine hogshead, which is equivalent to 63 US gallons.

The years used in this command are mean tropical years of 365.24218967 days. The miles are international statute miles of 5280 international feet, or precisely 1.609344 km.

You can also use this command to convert rates, eg, miles per hour to meters per second. Any of the unit groups can be used in either place.

The metric prefixes between milli- on the small end and kilo- on the big end are recognized as are their abbreviations. Prefixes will work with both metric and English units. This means you can do things like convert 150 US fluid milliounces per second to hectoliters per hour, which is silly, but then, this is Epitaph.

Due to the limitations of the underlying mathematics, conversions that result in very large or very small numbers may not be completely accurate. For example, the result of converting the speed of light to furlongs per fortnight will be slightly off from the actual value.

Syntax Forms

convert <amount> <units> to <other units> 

Connvert the amount of the first supplied unit into the other supplied units.


Example one

> convert 27 celcius to fahrenheit 80.599998

Example two

> convert 90 miles per hour to kilometers per hour 144.840973
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