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Old 05-03-2005, 12:39 PM   #1
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change case of a string (TOUPPER) in shell script


How can I change case of a string (TOUPPER) in shell script , is there a utility that I can use ?
 
Old 05-03-2005, 12:55 PM   #2
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tr -c UPPERCASE lowercase </file/to/modify

That *should* do the trick... been a while since I used tr in a script. Change UPPERCASE and lowercase to the string you want to replace. ie:

tr -c I i </home/slight/testfile

will change all of the uppercase I into lowercase i in the file /home/slight/testfile.

Hope that helps.

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Old 05-03-2005, 02:09 PM   #3
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tr "[:upper:]" "[:lower:]" < file
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echo "whatever" | tr "[:upper:]" "[:lower:]"

is the correct syntax
 
Old 05-03-2005, 03:13 PM   #4
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correct, but only if you want to change ALL uppercase characters to lowercase. If you're looking for a specific string or a single character then you can use the -c (change) option.

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