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[ale] Generating sequential files with leading zeros from bash



Great,

I had no idea that you could call printf from the command line.

On 4/6/07, Michael B. Trausch <fd0man at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>  On Fri, 2007-04-06 at 15:37 -0400, Greg Freemyer wrote:
>
> I now how to manage the counter, but how can I create a filename with
> leading zeros from a bash script and a counter variable.
>
> ie. in C code I would do sprintf(dest_filename, "prefix-%07d.pgm",
> counter)
>
>
> Similarly:
>
> mbt at pepper:~$ echo $i
> 1
> mbt at pepper:~$ printf '%07d\n' $i
> 0000001
> mbt at pepper:~$
>
> The printf command comes from GNU coreutils, by the way.
>
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Greg Freemyer
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