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Old 01-17-2008
Power append zero's in the begining

Hi Guru's

I've a variable "COUNT", which has the total number of records.
I need to print the contents of COUNT in 8 digit form to a file.

If count is 1, I need to print 00000001
If count is 23, I need to print 00000023 same way
if count is 77898, I need to print 00077898.

the requirement is to appent zero's infront of exact values of COUNT.

How to do this? Is some loop is required?
Help me.../ Ganapati
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Old 01-17-2008
echo $COUNT  | awk '{printf("%08d",$1)}'

will print 8 char field left padded with zeroes
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Old 01-17-2008
You don't need awk, printf is sufficient ...
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Old 01-17-2008
doh - true...nice catch


# printf "%08d" 123

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