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Or you can consider using Perl6::Form instead of format.[a]
This works for me:

use warnings; use strict; use Perl6::Form; my @systems = qw(SERVER1 SERVER2 SERVER3); foreach my $system (@systems) { print form "Now powering on : {|||||} {||||||}", $system, "[DONE]"; }
[a] Though I am with LanX on using printf if your initial script doesn't work like you want. Update

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In reply to Re: Question about oddities when printing a tab by 2teez
in thread Question about oddities when printing a tab by walkingthecow

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