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Old 10-29-2011, 10:50 AM   #16
Juako
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Quote:
Originally Posted by grail View Post
Code:
#!/bin/bash

(( ${#1} < 1 )) && exit || echo ${1:1:1}${1:0:1}$($0 ${1:2})
Amazing. I have one more squeezing round based on that:
Code:
#!/bin/bash
(( $1 )) && echo ${1:1:1}${1:0:1}$($0 ${1:2})
Ahahahahahah, man bash IS fun.

Actually we hit a pattern here, look how to use it to simulate "rev":
Code:
#!/bin/bash
last=$(( ${#1} - 1 ))
(( $1 )) && echo ${1:$last}$($0 ${1:0:$last})

Good thread btw. As to the issue with homework, hadn't actually given thought. Will try to have it into account in the future, though I wonder about "abandoned" threads when the OP disappears and a concrete answer didn't make it to any post...anyway I'm new here.

Last edited by Juako; 10-29-2011 at 05:01 PM.
 
Old 10-29-2011, 12:53 PM   #17
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Actually I prefer the previous as it will reverse any characters and not just numbers ... but the new revision is cool too
 
Old 10-29-2011, 01:19 PM   #18
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To make it work with any character instead of numbers replace (( )) with [[ ]]

Code:
#!/bin/bash
[[ "$1" ]] && echo ${1:1:1}${1:0:1}$($0 ${1:2})
the "rev" example:
Code:
#!/bin/bash
last=$(( ${#1} - 1 ))
[[ "$1" ]] && echo ${1:$last}$($0 ${1:0:$last})
combining both examples to make a variable-length inverter:
Code:
#!/bin/bash
rev() {
    last=$(( ${#1} - 1 ))
    [[ "$1" ]] && echo "${1:$last}$($FUNCNAME "${1:0:$last}")"
}

variable_rev() {
    [[ $2 ]] && echo "$(rev ${2:0:$1})$($FUNCNAME $1 "${2:$1}")"
}

while read line; do
    $variable_rev $1 "$line"
done

Last edited by Juako; 10-31-2011 at 06:32 PM. Reason: added example
 
  


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