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How to use printf for this special format

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Hi I want to print something like this
name1   1704   5678
nam2       121      78


printf("??",name1","121","5678")
printf("??",nam2","121","78")
What need to put in the ?? to achieve this format?
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Question by:william007
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Hi william007,

Are you thinking of something like:

printf ( "%8.8s\t%4.4d\t%4.4d\n", "name1", 1704, 5678);

Paul
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I think you mean
printf ( "%-8s\t%4d\t%4d\n", "name1", 121, 78);
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by:william007
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Hi, for -8 means left align with fix 8 letter, if not enough then pad with space.
But what does 8.8,4.4 in PaulCaswell post means?
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%8.4s would print no more than 4 characters of "name1"
%8.4d would pad the number with 0s up to 4 digit, then with spaces up to 8 characters
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Thanks=)
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