How to write a delimited string with space using shell script?


Here is my test script:


pp="\"ABC DEF GHI\""
echo $pp
printf "%35s \n" $pp

The output is


How to I fix the printf statement so that the output is the same as the echo statement?

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printf "%35s \n" "$pp"
 Playing around with "quotes" is always a good idea!

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to make the output exactly look the same  use

printf "%-35s \n" "$pp"

(the minus sign - !)
tommym121Author Commented:
Ah... didn't try this one.

Thank you.
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