Convert text to lowercase

lower() { echo ${@,,}; }
Usage: lower [STRING]...
Sample Output
hello world

By: sharfah
2011-10-07 11:38:11

What Others Think

nice command, any way to use it to change the text inside a file?
kadu · 538 weeks ago
var=`cat file` echo ${var,,}
javisol · 538 weeks ago
Cool! For those like me, who don't understand but want to:
michelsberg · 537 weeks and 5 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]
mpb · 537 weeks and 5 days ago
lower () { tr [A-Z] [a-z]; } # convert stdin to lower case Usage: echo hELLO wORLD |lower hello world
mpb · 537 weeks and 5 days ago
Ctrl+A, Alt+L, Alt+L, Alt+L...
aikikode · 537 weeks and 5 days ago

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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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