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String Capitalization

Terminal - String Capitalization
echo "${STRING}" | tr '[A-Z]' '[a-z]' | awk '{print toupper(substr($0,1,1))substr($0,2);}'
2009-06-23 21:11:34
User: mohan43u
Functions: awk echo tr
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String Capitalization

Helpful when we want to do mass file renaming(especially mp3s).

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perl has uc, lc, ucfirst, etc. That's much more graceful than the awk there.

Comment by linuxrawkstar 274 weeks and 6 days ago

@linuxrawkstar, Then you have somewhat bigger dependency(perl is bigger than awk).

Comment by BlockerT 274 weeks and 6 days ago

Yeah but these days disk space is cheap. On debian lenny, the base perl package takes 12MB. In that package is the perl rename script 'prename' (usually rename is a symlink to this) which lets you specify a perl regex for file renaming. See 'man prename' for more.

Comment by bwoodacre 274 weeks and 6 days ago

Isn't

echo "${STRING}" | tr a-z A-Z

enough to do that?

Comment by Josay 274 weeks and 5 days ago

Nope. The toupper only capitalizes the first letter of the substr.

toupper(substr($0,1,1))
Comment by arcarbut 274 weeks and 5 days ago

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