AIX/HPUX - Need to get the last few bytes of a text


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AIX/HPUX - Need to get the last few bytes of a text

Hi guys,

I am in need of a simple, (typically one-liner) script to get the last 17 bytes of a line.

Eg.

echo "abcdefghijklmnopqrstuv"

here i would need the last 17 bytes of the text
ie. fghijklmnopqrstuv

The text length is dymanic (but always more than 17)...it can even span upto 100...

Pls help
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Many ways. Here is one

Code:
echo "$line" | sed -n "s/.*\(.\{17\}\)$/\1/p"

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If you are using bash or ksh93

Code:
echo ${line:0-17}

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