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Convert text to lowercase

Terminal - Convert text to lowercase
lower() { echo ${@,,}; }
2011-10-07 11:38:11
User: sharfah
Functions: echo
Convert text to lowercase

Usage: lower [STRING]...


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nice command, any way to use it to change the text inside a file?

Comment by kadu 185 weeks and 1 day ago

var=`cat file`

echo ${var,,}

Comment by javisol 185 weeks and 1 day ago

Cool! For those like me, who don't understand but want to:


Comment by michelsberg 184 weeks and 6 days ago

To change the text inside a file to lower case:

Step one: edit the file using "vi"

Step two: position to start of text to be changed to lower case

Step three: type !} tr [A-Z] [a-z]

Comment by mpb 184 weeks and 6 days ago
lower () { tr [A-Z] [a-z]; } # convert stdin to lower case


echo hELLO wORLD |lower

hello world

Comment by mpb 184 weeks and 6 days ago

Ctrl+A, Alt+L, Alt+L, Alt+L...

Comment by aikikode 184 weeks and 6 days ago

Your point of view

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