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Re: [vox-tech] Padding Variables in bash
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Re: [vox-tech] Padding Variables in bash

--- Henry House <hajhouse@houseag.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Apr 12, 2003 at 07:51:38PM -0700, Ken
> Herron wrote:
> [snip: aligning text in columns]
> > >Is there something similar in bash?
> > 
> > I dunno...pipe them into awk so you can use
> printf? :-)
> There is a 'printf' included in the GNU
> utilities for use in scripts. Use
> 'man 3 printf' or 'man sprintf' to find out
> about the formatting codes.

Hi Ken and Henry,

Thanks for the replies.  I've now got some simple
stuff working using printf.  I'll keep playing
with it.

Not being a c programmer, the two man (or info)
pages cited seem a little obscure.  Maybe that is
why I've avoided it till now.


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