how to assign a space to an array with awk or ksh

Want to assign a value "one space" to a array with awk. How to do that. For example,

a[0]=" "
a[1]=" "
...
a[1000]=" "
jl66ConsultantAsked:
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Gerwin Jansen, EE MVETopic Advisor Commented:
Did you try escaping the space with a \ character?

Like this: a[1000]="\ "
woolmilkporcCommented:
You can use a simple "while" loop:

HI_ELEM=1000
n=0
while [[ $n -le $HI_ELEM ]]; do
  A[n]=" "
  ((n+=1))
done
Bill PrewIT / Software Engineering ConsultantCommented:
In AWK I believe this would just be:
for (i = 0; i <= 1000; i++) a[i] = " "

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Gerwin Jansen, EE MVETopic Advisor Commented:
Hmm, I totally misread that question ;)

Are array names in ksh/awk case sensitive btw?
woolmilkporcCommented:
>> Are array names in ksh/awk case sensitive btw?  <<

Of course they are. Good catch btw! :-)

So my suggestion should read:

...
a[n]=" "
...

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jl66ConsultantAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the info. One-liner was expected since it is integrated with the other program. Did it with some idea.
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