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Capitalize first letter of each word in a string

Terminal - Capitalize first letter of each word in a string
read -ra words <<< "<sentence>" && echo "${words[@]^}"
2011-09-10 02:46:42
User: RanyAlbeg
Functions: echo read
Capitalize first letter of each word in a string

I find it useless but definitely simpler than #9230


There are 15 alternatives - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives
command <<< word
2012-02-29 03:14:54
User: adeverteuil
Functions: command
Tags: bash stdin

Don't do this:

echo word | command

Using a bash "here strings" and "here documents" look leeter than piping echo into the command. Also prevents subshell execution. Word is also expanded as usual.

echo 'fOo BaR' | tr '[A-Z]' '[a-z]' | sed 's/\(^\| \)\([a-z]\)/\1\u\2/g'
2011-09-09 21:40:31
User: caiosba
Functions: echo sed tr
Tags: sed tr capitalize

Capitalize first letter of each word in a string.

ruby -ne 'puts $_.split.collect(&:capitalize).join(" ")' <<< "pleAse cOuld YOu capiTalizE Me"
2011-09-15 01:04:43
User: Quiryaki

"-n" loops around ; "-e" executes the given quoted string ; "$_" is the current line ; "split" creates an array on white space; each item of the array is "collected" to be then "capitalized" ; the array is "joined" back into a string.

echo 'fOo BaR' | ruby -e "p STDIN.gets.split.map(&:capitalize).join(' ')"

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I get

sh: Syntax error: redirection unexpected

when I try this command.

Comment by Mozai 219 weeks and 3 days ago

9230 and 9232 make the first letter of each word capital AND the subsequent letters lower case. Your alternative leaves the subsequent letters capital. In other words theirs converts 'fOo baR' to 'Foo Bar' and yours converts to 'FOo BaR'.

Comment by splante 219 weeks ago

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