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slice a fixed number of characters from the output of a command, where the width of the slice is the number of characters in $slice

Terminal - slice a fixed number of characters from the output of a command, where the width of the slice is the number of characters in $slice
slice(){ cut -c$((${#1}+1))-; }; ls -l | slice "-rw-r--r--"
2009-11-12 22:50:21
User: sputnick
Functions: cut ls
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slice a fixed number of characters from the output of a command, where the width of the slice is the number of characters in $slice

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Terminal - Alternatives
slice="-rw-r--r-- "; ls -l | cut -c $(echo "$slice" | wc -c)-

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There's also : $ slice(){ cut -c$(wc -c

Comment by sputnick 294 weeks and 5 days ago
slice(){ cut -c$(wc -c <<< "$1")-; }; ls -l | slice "-rw-r--r--"

He, sounds we can't type three "

See http://pastebin.com/d58f16d5

Comment by sputnick 294 weeks and 5 days ago

that's ok, sorry ;)

Comment by sputnick 294 weeks and 5 days ago

Need to fix your description, since you're no longer using $slice.

I won't bet against my own team, but I do like your implementation. ;-)

Comment by bartonski 294 weeks and 5 days ago

This is because I post an alternative that use this variable before. I don't use $slice variable, but a function and arguments

Comment by sputnick 294 weeks and 5 days ago

Your point of view

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