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Old 11-13-2008
how to convert value in a variable from upper case to lower case

Hi, I have a variable $Ctrcd which contains country names in upper case and i want to convert them into lower case. I have tried so many solutions from already existing threads but couldn't get the correct one.

Can anybody help me with this.....

Thanks a lot..
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Old 11-13-2008
Newvariable=$( echo "$Ctrcd" | tr -s  '[:upper:]'  '[:lower:]' )

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Old 11-13-2008

Thanks for ur help. it works fine. Just i changed it a little bit by exhanging [:lower:] and [:upper:] classes bcoz this code is converting from lower to upper case..

Originally Posted by jim mcnamara
Newvariable=$( echo "$Ctrcd" | tr -s  '[:upper:]'  '[:lower:]' )

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