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Perl Question: Making a number string from left aligned to right aligned

Posted on 2009-07-06
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I have a number string which is of length 10. The number is left aligned and I want to make it right aligned.
For e.g.
Input string = 12345.99  
Expected result =   12345.99

Input String = "120.87    "
Expected Result = "    120.87"
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Try this:
#!/usr/bin/perl
 
#Input string
$istring = "120.87    ";
#Expected Result
$ostring=sprintf("%10.2f",$istring);
 
print $istring;
print "\n";
print $ostring;

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$ostring=sprintf("%10s",$istring);
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