A line across the entire width of the terminal

printf "%$(tput cols)s\n"|tr ' ' '='
Use tput cols to find the width of the terminal and set it as the minimum field width.
Sample Output

2012-04-21 23:26:55

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Here is an alternative that support unicodes, using echo: for ((i=0; i It is using the \c flag, meaning no new line for echo -e,
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