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This is going to sound like a stupid question but is it possible to carry out a line count of a file and display the count as 0000nn with 6 characters altogether.
if line count is 1 -> 000001
if line count is 10 -> 000010
if line count is 100 -> 000100
I need it in this format to place it in another file
No idea what you're asking for here...you don't give any context/details. If you mean that you want to write a program to do this, you certainly can...it's your program, so output whatever you'd like. If so, you don't say what language you want to use, so we can't give any details. If you mean you want to do it from a command line using Linux commands, then you need to look into the wc and awk commands. For example: