ah I forgot the increment there (should have tried -s with multiple args before posting the code here, apologies for the sloppyness). thank you for noticing as well as providing this shorter and more elegant solution. I suspect there are multiple places where shift/join might be better than what I am doing, I'll check out the join documentation and see if it's a better fit. Thanks again.
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