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Old 04-11-2008
CPU & Memory awk to echo ???

Hi All,
I have the below command.
Code:
awk 'BEGIN {printf("%1s","cat")}' > temp.txt

can i do the same using echo ?If So, how?

Thanks
JS

Last edited by Yogesh Sawant; 04-11-2008 at 01:51 AM.. Reason: added code tags
# 2  
Old 04-11-2008
Quite close

May not be what you are looking for... but may be a lead..

Code:
echo "cat" | tr "\n" " " > temp.txt

# 3  
Old 04-11-2008
See if you have printf(1) available directly as a shell command.

Code:
vnix$ printf %1s cat
catvnix$

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