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Old 10-07-2009
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Originally Posted by protocomm
...because i don't "maitrise" the command printf.
printf comes very handy in a lot of languages starting with shell scripting. It's the swiss knife of *nix formating. Learn it and give it a try. Not a waste of time.
# 9  
Old 10-07-2009
OK, merci toi.
Have you web adress for learning the command printf ??
# 10  
Old 10-07-2009
Your are on OS X if I recall. Start with man printf and man 3 printf.

Also have a look at printf() and sprintf() functions in awk man.

Otherwise these pages seem to give a couple of examples:
The printf command [Bash Hackers Wiki]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Printf

That's bash specific but the arguments and modifiers are usually similar to those of other languages.
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Old 10-07-2009
Thanks for the first link, it is top....the second i knew.

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