Initializing empty string with spaces

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Old 10-19-2009
Question Initializing empty string with spaces


I want to Initialize a String with 50 spaces. I can do that by

ex: Var1=" "

But i dont want to do in this way?

Is there any unix command where i can specify no of spaces to a varaible?
like space(50)
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Old 10-19-2009

var1=$( printf "%50s" " " )

In bash:
printf -v var1 "%50s" " "

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