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# 8  
Try:
Code:
printf "%0*s\n" $length "$value"

# 9  
i am getting

Code:
*s
*s

Code:
echo $SHELL
/usr/bin/ksh

Not working for me....
# 10  
For zero padding in ksh, use the typeset command:

Code:
$ typeset -RZ5 x
$ x=25
$ echo $x
00025

Mapping it to your case:
Code:
$ length=15
$ value="1234567890"
$ typeset -RZ${length} value
$ echo $value
000001234567890

Guru.

Last edited by guruprasadpr; 04-17-2013 at 09:01 AM.. Reason: customised example
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# 11  
yes typeset worked thx

---------- Post updated 04-18-13 at 02:14 AM ---------- Previous update was 04-17-13 at 08:22 AM ----------

Hi guru...

typeset worked when the "value" has some value in it...
if the value sometimes empty ... then it should create the passed length zero's...
But typeset is giving spaces ...Help me on this
# 12  
In case this works:
Code:
$ cat temp.sh
length=15
value="1234567890"
printf "%0*d\n" $length "$value"

value=""
printf "%0*d\n" $length "$value"

$ ./temp.sh
000001234567890
000000000000000

# 13  
Mine is ksh ... it is not working
Code:
length=15
value=""
printf "%0*d\n" $length "$value"
*d
*d

# 14  
Quote:
Mine is ksh ... it is not working
Sorry about that. Smilie

If typeset does not work, one thing you could try (adjusting syntax if needed for ksh) is:
Code:
if [ -z "var" ]; then
  echo 00000000000
else
  typeset -RZ${length} value
  echo $value
fi


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