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--"

By: sputnick
2009-11-12 22:50:21

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There's also : $ slice(){ cut -c$(wc -c
sputnick · 635 weeks and 3 days ago
slice(){ cut -c$(wc -c <<< "$1")-; }; ls -l | slice "-rw-r--r--" He, sounds we can't type three " See
sputnick · 635 weeks and 3 days ago
that's ok, sorry ;)
sputnick · 635 weeks and 3 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. ;-)
bartonski · 635 weeks and 3 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
sputnick · 635 weeks and 3 days ago

What do you think?

Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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