in reply to Preserve trailing spaces with write format?

Instead of using formats, it may be easier to use sprintf.
# Print "Hi." left-justified padded out to 20 spaces. print sprintf('%-20s', "Hi.");

stephen

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Re: Re: Preserve trailing spaces with write format?
by tachyon (Chancellor) on Apr 17, 2002 at 20:46 UTC

    Or perhaps simply:

    printf '%-20s', "Hi.";

    cheers

    tachyon

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