Print a row of 50 hyphens

printf "%50s\n"|tr ' ' -
Better -and faster- using bash printf.
Sample Output
$ time printf "%50s\n"|tr \  -

real	0m0.008s
user	0m0.000s
sys	0m0.008s

By: rodolfoap
2010-01-07 08:49:46

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What Others Think

Did you try to change IFS ? Seems impossible...
sputnick · 582 weeks and 4 days ago
Its not the fastest...
cynicaljoy · 582 weeks and 4 days ago
Not the fastest? haha.. all of them load applications or make one by one counters. This one uses the internal generator. Sadly, a lot of people has no idea about scripting...
rodolfoap · 378 weeks and 1 day 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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