2010-07-20 108 words 1 min read

I was working on something and needed to output the string n times. I have required this even to print a line with ’-’ or ’=’ but this time I badly wanted it in bash. So I searched google and found this:

printf ”Amit Agarwal%.0s” {1..5}

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