How do you convert from 1 measurement unit to another unit? Say from kilometers to miles.
# apt-get install units
# units 60km miles
It tells you that 60 kilometers is equivalent to 37.282272 miles.
The second line (beginning with the '/') is somewhat confusing. It is saying, 60 km = 1 / 0.0268224 miles.
Running units in verbose mode makes it clearer.
# units -v 60km miles
60km = 37.282272 miles
60km = (1 / 0.0268224) miles
If you like to put spaces in your search parameters, remember to enclose it with quotes.
# units '60 km' miles
If you just want to know the conversion factors, do this:
# units km miles
Very quickly, you know:
1 km = 0.62137119 mile, and
1 mile = 1.609344 km.
To many people, installing units and learning all that syntax may be a little too much work.
You can google the answer.
Simply bring up your web browser and go to the Google search page.
Enter this to search:
60 km in miles
The top item returned is the answer you are looking for.