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Old 01-08-2008
Error Quick help on space padding

Hi all,

I need to create a header record of width 121 charecter with below fields,
position 001-001 - 0
position 002-15 - filled with space
position 016-020 - date value
position 021-121 - filled with space

Iam using the below code:

echo 0"14 spaces"$date"100 spaces" >> output.txt

But I dont think this is correct approach. Could any one please correct me if Iam wrong?

With Regards / Lokesha R
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Old 01-08-2008
check the printf command
# printf "%05d" 13

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Old 01-08-2008
printf should do it

printf "%-15d%5s%100s\n" 0 "$date_here"

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Old 01-08-2008
Thanks to all for the needful answers.
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