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Old 05-13-2003, 10:45 AM   #1
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Question bash printf anyone?


How would one format this string in printf?

"day2.20030308.d"

DIR=day2.20030308.d

I have been using:

awk '{printf '`echo $DIR`' "|%-17s|\n", $1}' reg <filename>

And get a parse error on the dot before the d . Does printf look at this as a regular string?
 
Old 05-13-2003, 11:00 AM   #2
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Try:

echo $DIR | awk '{printf "|%-17s|\n", $1}'

Is that exit that you want?
 
Old 05-13-2003, 12:26 PM   #3
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No.

I am trying to get the DIR variable to repeat in the left-hand column like so:

awk '{printf '`echo $DIR`' "|%-15s|\n", $1}' reg
0.200303|Maria |
0.200303|Christina |
0.200303|Nancy |
0.200303|Juan |
0.200303|Lourdes |
0.200303|Carlos |
0.200303|Mario |
0.200303|Malia |
0.200303|Eloisa |
0.200303|Josie |

DIR should contain "day2.20030303" not 0.20030303
 
Old 05-13-2003, 12:44 PM   #4
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Then could be used:

DIR=2.200303

awk '{printf '$DIR' "|%-15s|\n", $1}' arq
2.2003|Maria |
2.2003|Christina |
2.2003|Nancy |
2.2003|Juan |
2.2003|Lourdes |
2.2003|Carlos |
2.2003|Mario |
2.2003|Malia |
2.2003|Eloisa |
2.2003|Josie |

I didn't understand if the $DIR is already what you have, but it can be modified if necessary ...
 
Old 05-13-2003, 12:51 PM   #5
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That's getting closer to what I want. Thanks!!
 
  


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