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Old 02-13-2020
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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Old 02-14-2020
%06s is obviously not portable.
On different OS I get different results:
printf "%06s\n" 01140

printf "%06s\n" 01140

However, never this is seen as a number.

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

Here is another one for bash:
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:
printf "%06.f\n" 01140

printf "%06g\n" "$x"

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