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Jim Gibson
October 26, 2009 09:29
Re: printf with currency symbols
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On 10/26/09 Mon  Oct 26, 2009  8:57 AM, "Bryan R Harris"
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> Is there a good way to do printf's with currency symbols?
> I've tried this:
>   printf "Total: \$%10.2f\n", $total;
> But it puts the dollar sign way out front (ugly).  I want it to look like:
>   Total:    $24.15

You can add a minus sign to the format descriptor to left-justify the field:


However, if you do this and print more than one line, the decimal points may
not line up.

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