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Old 09-28-2001
Delete first 2 character from string

Hi ! All,

I have to delete first 2 characters from string. How its possible?
Like string value is "2001". I required output as "01"

Plaese help me.

# 2  
Old 09-28-2001
echo $string | sed 's/^..//'
# 3  
Old 10-01-2001
Originally posted by PxT
echo $string | sed 's/^..//'
Very Very Thanks.

But I have required that resulted substring ("01"), be store in a variable. So that I can use it in a script.

# 4  
Old 10-01-2001
I could give you C code if it helps...

int i;
for (i = 0; i < strlen(string)-1; i++)
(*string+i) = *(string+i+2);

PS To store the output from the above post, just do this:
string = $string | sed 's/^..//'

Last edited by Xenogenesis; 10-01-2001 at 07:56 AM..
# 5  
Old 10-02-2001

substring=`echo $string | sed 's/^..//'`

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