25 October 2012

Find the length of the String in Bash

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Q: How do I find the length of the String in Bash


Ans: There are number of ways to find the length of the String in Bash.

Method 1:

$ word="technical world for you"
$ echo "${#word}"
23


Method 2:

$ word="technical world for you"
$ expr length "$word"
23

Method 3:

$ word="technical world for you"
$ echo $word | awk '{print length}'
23

Method 4:

$ word="technical world for you"
$ echo -n $word | wc -c
23

Enjoy :)


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