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Old 02-21-2014
[Solved] Count characters of variable from right

My variable is something like:


I use ${f:63:6} to call "rs0195" as characters counted from the left, but it'd be so much easier to count from the right.

If ${f:95:10} counts from the left, what would count from the right?


Last edited by Scott; 02-21-2014 at 01:40 PM.. Reason: Please use code tags
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Old 02-21-2014
Given the length of f (${#f}), you can count back from the right:
$ echo ${f:${#f}-18:6}

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Old 02-21-2014
That's it! Thanks!
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