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[Solved] Awk printf problem


I've got a basic problem using printf statement in awk.
I want to write float values with always 8 characters width.
Examples :

I cannot find the right printf format %8.1f, %7.5f....
Can anyone help ?

Last edited by cazhot; 03-19-2009 at 03:05 PM..
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printf "%8.8s\n"

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Thanks for the answer.
The problem with this solution is that it does not round the float value, it truncates it.
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awk -F. '
  declen = 7 - length($1)
#  printf "%s\t", $0  ## for comparison
  printf "%8." declen "f\n", $0

Last edited by cfajohnson; 03-19-2009 at 02:50 PM..
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Thank you very very much !
It did the trick.
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