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Old 09-16-2013
Originally Posted by balajesuri
echo "files successfully moved" | sed 's/./-/g'

Or, to do both the echoing and the underlining with one simple pipeline:
echo files successfully moved | sed 'p; s/./-/g'

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# 9  
Old 09-16-2013
more or less:
awk '1; {gsub(".","-")}1'

awk 'print line; {substitute all characters with dash} print line'

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