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Old 09-24-2010
String concate problem

Hello there,

I am facing the following problem in string concate.

I am returning a sql column value to a shell script variable .
Now when I am trying to concate the variable with another string (string appears first)
I am getting a space between the two concate.

Example p is the shell variable which takes the value of a column value say 9666
now when I try q = '+'$p I am getting + 9666 (a space between + and 966) instead of +9666

Please help me to resolve the situation

I think there is new line appending because when I run the command
echo "$q"|sed 's/ //g'
I found the o/p as
+
9666

Last edited by Pratik4891; 09-24-2010 at 09:40 AM..
# 2  
Old 09-24-2010
This should work with any number of leading or trailing spaces.

Code:
q='+'$(echo $p)

# 3  
Old 09-24-2010
Thanks a lot Smilie
It works!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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