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Old 09-19-2008, 04:50 AM   #1
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Changing upper caseto lower case using Bash


I tried the following but with no success could anyone please advise what is wrong?

var=$var | tr "[:upper:]" "[:lower:]"
echo $var

Old 09-19-2008, 05:53 AM   #2
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var=$(echo $var | tr "[:upper:]" "[:lower:]")


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