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Old 02-04-2011
echo display problem


I am facing a strange problem

echo ${a}

the output is 3

But i want to display it is 03

Can you people help me how to display it like 03.

# 2  
Old 02-04-2011
Use quotes


or using Korn shell print it out in the correct format
printf '%02d\n' ${a}

# 3  
Old 02-04-2011
What shell are you using? It must be broken to do that. My version of ksh does
# a=03
# echo ${a}
# ((a=03))
# echo ${a}

In the arithmetic assignment the leading 0 means the number is octal.
# ((a=010))
# ((a=a-1))
# echo ${a}

There is not too much you can do with a broken shell. Can you try a better shell?

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