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Old 11-07-2013
Suffix formatting with awk

i would like to format the 9 character with suffix as "0".

i tried below it doesn't work.

Code:
>a=12345
> echo $a | awk '{printf "%-09s\n",$1}'
>12345

required output is 123450000

can you guys help me out ?

Last edited by expert; 11-07-2013 at 02:03 AM.. Reason: required output update
# 2  
Old 11-07-2013
Like this?

Code:
echo $a | awk '{ if(length($0)<9) print $0 "0000";else print $0 }'

I assume you want output string length 9.

Last edited by greet_sed; 11-07-2013 at 02:29 AM.. Reason: updated code
# 3  
Old 11-07-2013
i am sorry . I forgot to mention that "a" will be of variable length 1-9 characters.
# 4  
Old 11-07-2013
Please see the updated code.
otherwise, post sample input & output data.
# 5  
Old 11-07-2013
input
Code:
1
12
123
1234
12345
123456
1234567
12345678
123456789

required output
Code:
100000000
120000000
123000000
123400000
123450000
123456000
123456700
123456780
123456789


Last edited by Scrutinizer; 11-07-2013 at 03:22 AM.. Reason: code tags
# 6  
Old 11-07-2013
Code:
echo $a | awk '{printf("%9.9s\n", $1 "00000000")}'

or with your latest example:
Code:
awk '{printf("%9.9s\n", $1 "00000000")}' input

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# 7  
Old 11-07-2013
thanks a lot guys.
it worked out Smilie
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