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Old 01-28-2008
need help in shell scripting

Hi frnds,

Please help me with the following,

see the script below,

v1="$v1 "
v2="$v2 "
v1=`"$v1" | cut -c1-10`
v2=`"$v2" | cut -c1-10`
echo $v1$v2

This thing is, i want to pring it like "Good Morning"

i need some specific gap in between.

or is there any other way to do this?

Thanks in advance,
# 2  
Old 01-28-2008
this works for me:
echo $v1 $v2

do you want a gap of more than one space?
echo $v1 "     " $v2

# 3  
Old 01-28-2008
Or you can try:
echo "$v1                            $v2"

# 4  
Old 01-28-2008
Yes this is working...

the scenario is,

i will get values from some other files to variables.

those variables may contain blank spaces.
and i need to write the empty spaces also.

like v1="aaa "
v2=" "

i want to write these variables into a file with the blank spaces. coz some other program will read it based on the positions.

Note: Even if some variables contains more length say 15 and i may required to get only 10.

does it make any sense frnd?

Last edited by smr_rashmy; 01-28-2008 at 04:33 AM..
# 5  
Old 01-28-2008
gap="    "
echo "$v1 $gap $v2" > newfile

does this help?
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