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# 1  
Old 10-05-2009
check number of character

hi,

I would like to calculate number of character for a number,

for exemple : 1200 --> there are 4 characters , 120001 -> 5 characters
# 2  
Old 10-05-2009
Quote:
Originally Posted by francis_tom
hi,

I would like to calculate number of character for a number,

for exemple : 1200 --> there are 4 characters , 120001 -> 5 characters
Code:
a=1200
echo ${#a}

And number of characters in 120001 is 6 and not 5.
# 3  
Old 10-05-2009
Code:
$ echo "120001" | awk '{print length($1)}'
6

# 4  
Old 10-06-2009
Its always better to use shell builtin's as VINO suggested ${#var}
# 5  
Old 10-06-2009
Quote:
Originally Posted by vidyadhar85
Its always better to use shell builtin's as VINO suggested ${#var}
Yes, I agree, and vino's command is the best.

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