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I tried both previously but the bash shell still converts the number. If the leading zero is removed then it is treated as integer. Again, only the version of bash I use is doing it.

Last edited by rdrtx1; 02-18-2020 at 07:19 PM..
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%06s is obviously not portable.
On different OS I get different results:
Code:
printf "%06s\n" 01140
 01140

Code:
printf "%06s\n" 01140
001140

However, never this is seen as a number.

--- Post updated at 15:00 ---

Here is another one for bash:
Code:
x=01140
x=00$x; echo "${x: -6:2} hours, ${x: -4:2} minutes,  ${x: -2} seconds"

--- Post updated at 15:33 ---

The following seems to be pretty portable:
Code:
printf "%06.f\n" 01140
001140

Code:
printf "%06g\n" "$x"
001140

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