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Old 12-03-2003
creating a fixed length output from a variable length input

Is there a command that sets a variable length?

I have a input of a variable length field but my output for that field needs to be set to 32 char.

Is there such a command?

I am on a sun box running ksh


Thanks
# 2  
Old 12-03-2003
Hi,
did not really get what you are looking for.

but if you want to trim a particular variable value there are many ways to do it

eg

output=echo $variable|awk '{substr(startpos,endpos,$0)}'

hope this helps
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Old 12-03-2003
typeset -L32 Variable

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