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printf

How to print output in following format?


A..................ok
AA................ok
AAA..............ok
AAAAAA........ok

"ok" one under one
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I could not find the exact way to do what i wanted as well.... I wanted anything on right justify to line up regardless of whatever is on the right justify. I also liked the look of the linux style rc scripts.
I beleve now the real answer is in the curses program.
I ended up writing my own function called spaces. It takes the word count from $1 and subtracts it from the stty column width. Regardless of terminal width, the right justify will line up.
Well that might be incorrect depending on what you have in $2.

Here is the code:
Code:
spaces () {
integer WIDTH=`stty|grep columns|awk '{print $6}'|awk -F";" '{print $1}'`
let TOTAL=$WIDTH-15
FIELD1=`echo $1 |wc -c`
FIELD2=`echo $2 |wc -c`
integer FIELD1_TOTAL=$FIELD1
let SUM=$TOTAL-$FIELD1_TOTAL
TAB=`echo ' '|sed -e :a -e "s/^.\{1,$SUM\}$/ &/;ta"`
echo "$1 $TAB $2"
}

You would call it in a script with:
spaces "something on the left" "something on the right"
spaces "aaaa aaa aaaa" ok

This is what it looks like: I also embed color into variable for "OK" so it shows in green.

Code:
OK="\033[1;32mOK"
FAILED="\033[1;31mFAILED"

Code:
CHECKING SVM MIRRORS:
d0 [ c1t0d0s0 ]                                                                                        OK
d10 [ c1t0d0s1 ]                                                                                       OK
d30 [ c1t0d0s3 ]                                                                                       OK
d40 [ c1t0d0s4 ]                                                                                       OK
d50 [ c1t0d0s5 ]                                                                                       OK
d60 [ c1t0d0s6 ]                                                                                       OK
PRIMARY MIRROR: c1t0d0                                                                                 OK
SVM SECONDARY MIRROR:                                                                                  FAILED

# 3  
Not sure whether I got ur problem correctly....have a look .

Code:
echo a|awk '{ for(i=1;i<=10;i++) {var=""; for (j=1;j<=i;j++) {var=var"A"} for(k=j;k<=10;k++){var=var"."; }print var"ok"; } }'

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echo a|awk '{ for(i=1;i<=10;i++) {var=""; for (j=1;j<=i;j++) {var=var"A"} for(k=j;k<=10;k++){var=var"."; }print var"ok"; } }'

[code]

Please tell me the meaning of "echo a" here
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Originally Posted by dennis.jacob
Not sure whether I got ur problem correctly....have a look .

Code:
echo a|awk '{ for(i=1;i<=10;i++) {var=""; for (j=1;j<=i;j++) {var=var"A"} for(k=j;k<=10;k++){var=var"."; }print var"ok"; } }'


The "." not needed I just put it to show that "OK" must be in one column.

And "AAAAA" it's just an example of some string, for example:

Checking something.......... [OK]
Checking something other..[OK]
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