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help in printing %

Hi,

while executing:
Code:
printf "%05d\n" 12 32
00012
00032

Similarly i need to get the below outpurs:
Code:
###12
###32

Code:
12%%%
32%%%

Code:
12000
32000

How we can achievethi using printf in bash shell?

Thanks
# 2  
I think the easiest way would be to printf into a variable and then substitute spaces for these new characters, like so:

Code:
$ printf -v left '%5d\n' 12 32; printf -v right '%-5d\n' 12 32; echo "${left// /#}"; echo "${right// /%}"; echo "${right// /0}"
###12
###32

12%%%
32%%%

12000
32000

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