Print a row of 50 hyphens

awk 'BEGIN{while (a++<50) s=s "-"; print s}'
Change the number 50 to whatever number of characters you want. Change the character inside the double quotes to whatever you want printed.

By: SuperFly
2010-01-06 16:16:35

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What Others Think

Seems this is the fastest! time (awk 'BEGIN{while (a++<50) s=s "-"; print s}') -------------------------------------------------- real 0m0.006s user 0m0.003s sys 0m0.004s
rodolfoap · 628 weeks and 4 days ago
Seems this is the slowest!!! (to type.....)
levenbrech · 624 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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