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Re: print command

On Fri, Oct 31, 2003 at 02:50:17PM -0500, Vivek Kumar wrote:
> Hi,
> Is there any other command to print any character say "*" 80 times..
> like echo "******************************"
> (In bsh  or ksh)
> Is there any short command ??

A possible not good way to do this in bash:
for x in `seq 80`; do echo -n "*"; done ; echo

the last echo is to get the newline to print.

In perl you could do:
perl -e 'for(1..80){print "*";}print "\n";'

Technically that is shorter than:
echo "********************************************************************************"

But not by much...

Bijan Soleymani <bijan@psq.com>

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