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Old 10-30-2009
insert leading zeroes based on the character count


I need add leading zeroes to a field in a file based on the character count. The field can be of 1 character to 6 character length. I need to make the field 14bytes.


This should become.


Any help will be much appreciated.
# 2  
Old 10-30-2009
Try this:

awk -F, '{$2=sprintf("%014d",$2)}1' OFS="," file

# 3  
Old 10-30-2009
  awk 'BEGIN { FS = ","; OFS = "," }; {$2=sprintf("%014d",$2)}1' filename

damn, you beat me...

Last edited by mkastin; 10-30-2009 at 03:10 PM..
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Old 11-02-2009
Thanks guys. It worked Smilie

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