A string is a sequence of zero or more characters. It is commonly used to represent text or a sequence of bytes. Use this tag along with the appropriate programming language being used.

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Bash Script to repeat every word in a line?

I have a string like: dog cat bird whale And I want to get dog dog cat cat bird bird whale whale All the words are in the same line. Any idea?
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How can I generate a large amount of standarized strings in a .txt file?

I'm in need of some large amount of strings generated in a .txt file. The format is number1:number2, number1 goes from 1030 up to 1130, number2 goes from 0 up to 15. Example: ...
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How to locate files within my computer containing strings of text

What I am trying to do: I am trying to locate files with in the directory \\xxxx that contain strings of text DSN=, Server=, UID=, Pwd=, Password=. The files do not have to contain every single ...
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What encoding is Banned Suffix List?

Mozilla maintains a effective TLD or banned suffix list at Public Suffix List and its wiki Public Suffix List. Most entries are straight forward, but some are confusing to me since I don't work with ...
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How do different operators deal with a given string

I want to read two strings as parameters to bash script, these strings are meant to be extensions, then I want to replace the extension of files with the first extension to the second extension. The ...
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Search, copy, paste, edit string in hex?

I'm using Windows 7 64-bit. I've got around 10,000 or so files that I want to edit. The trouble is that's just far too much to do by hand. I'll explain what I need to do below. In these files, there ...
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A method to find two strings within distance

I have a large text file collection. I'm looking for a way to find two strings that are on the same line (in the same file) in the collection where the distance in characters between those two ...
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How to concat String, File Contents, and String in bash script?

I have a file which contains only one line $> cat file.txt apple,orange,cat,dog I need to append two String to it and assign it to a variable, one in front and another in the end, so that it ...
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How can i keep and remove some charecters from specific line notepad++

i have about 1000 of 80000 rows that looks like these lines and with different disposition ...
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Probability of colission when hash is half the size of data?

If i had a password of 100 bits, and hashed it with a hash function that returned a 50 bit key, now i brute force it until a get a string that produces a matching hash, is there now a 50% chance that ...
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GNU Screen - String Escapes

Can somebody please explain or point me to good tutorial about "String Escapes" used in ~/screenrc. I am playing with $PS1 and ~/.screenrc. While $PS1 seems pretty clear (colors, conditions, escape ...
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GPU used for String operations ?

Am working a bit on CUDA, most of the examples and tutorials i see deal with implementing mathematical functions on the GPU ( Like some vector / matrix calculations). I was wondering if we can ...
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how to replace unknown substring of line with sed

I want to replace a substring in a line, but I don't know what that substring is. I do know how the line starts though. For example, DNS1=[...to be replaced....]. I tried: sed -i ...
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How can I get the string of a cell?

I have a list of around 20 items and the user can pick three of them to perform a comparison, so I need a formula which gets the "TRUE" and gives me the contents of the correspondent cell in the same ...
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MS Excel: is 'ABCD always exactly the same as =“ABCD” in a cell?

As described in the title, is 'ABCD always exactly the same as ="ABCD" in a cell? It says that all the characters after the beginning apostrophe will be treated as string, so does that essentially ...
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How do I populate a column with the first x characters of text data in another column

I have a column with 14 characters. There is real information based on the first three characters. I want to have another column with only the first three characters for visibility and group by ...
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Can I force an Excel 2010 Pivot-Table to display text strings from my raw data?

Here is my use-case. As a training specialist I want to look at a single tab in Excel and see student feedback at a glance. I want to see pie-charts showing who said "Yes" this course was a good use ...
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Batch : extract some characters of a string

How can I extract alphanumeric characters only from a string? Example : b:lbalbqsd1287/;:!, gives blbalbqsd1287 Is it possible with findstr?
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Deleting line from file using SED in MultiUser Case

I have a scenario where multiple users are connected to a server using SSH. I have a file which is read and written by all the users. The file contains numbers like this - 14554 14887 23451 15135 ...
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String variability generator: Forgotten password

There's a website that I changed my password on about 2 years ago, then quit. I know about 10 possibilities of what the password could be, and what I usually do is exchange a letter with a symbol, but ...
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Excel CSV import treating quoted strings of numbers as numeric values, not strings

I've got a web application that is exporting its data to a CSV file. Here's one example row of the CSV file in question: 28,"65154",02/21/2013 00:00,"false","0316295","8316012,8315844","MALE" ...
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Bash PS1 string that evaluates certain code every time it is looked up

This question is very similar to this one: Colored PS1 string But I still don't understand completely. So say I have this function function getjobs { echo $(jobs | wc -l) } And my PS1 is ...
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how to make '' AND “” syntax highlight strings for python in notepad++?

Currently I have only "doubleQuotes" highlighted but the 'single ones' stay normal. Can someone confirm? Or have a solution how to fix that? In the stylers.xml there is WordsStyle named STRING which ...
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returning string from vlookup in excel

I am having trouble with the vlookup function in excel. I have 2 files: file1.xlsx and file2.xlsx. Both files have a list of products with a number of various information and I need to add values ...
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how to search for a specific string in the body of lotus notes email

There are previous questions similar to this have been asked but never answered explicitly. Simply saving use search all documents with an indexed database is not a complete answer. How do you ...
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shell script : rsync exclude

I'm building a shell script and at some point I'm excecuting thie command : rsync -arv --delete --exclude=".svn,*.db,.DS_Store" Source/ Dest/ However it seems the my exclusion doesn't work. Am I ...
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Converting strings in input file

I have a text file file1.txt on Unix. I'd like to produce another file file2.txt, in which I change all groups of lines that has this format (taken from a multiple-choice exam) a. [first choice] b. ...
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How to manipulate this string of text to make it readable?

I have this string in an excel file: 4603,2504603#;4616,2504616#;4617,2504617#;4519,2504519#;4620,2504620 (It's actually a lot longer than that, but the pattern is the same). I need to be able ...
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How to search for any files that do not contain a proper XML root element?

I need to be able to search several thousand XHTML and XML files and see a list of files that do not contain the following string on the first line: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> How ...
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EXCEL: IF value for multiple cells

I have a 3 columns, some of which have countries in them like so I J K -------------- ----------------- ---------------- Denmark Finland ...
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How do you escape apostrophe in single quoted string in bash?

I don't understand how bash evaluates escaping of apostrophe characters in single quoted strings. Here is an example: $ echo ''\''Hello World'\''' 'Hello World' # works $ echo '\'Hello World\'' ...
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function keys for paste specific text

I want to assign some text to F keys on Windows 7. For example, I want to press F5 to paste "000", or press F6 to paste ".00 US Dollars". It would be appreciated if anyone can help me (a piece of ...
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Protocol URL in Firefox doesn't work if it contains “%2F”

If I write something like the following into the navigation bar of Mozilla Firefox, nothing happens: ...
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How to edit this string in cmd

I need once more a little help. I have this string: /a href="/get.php file=hackmii_installer_v1.0.zip&amp;key=43e7ce13e9818c0b4c5737b7d061005606dfad5e"><b>HackMii Installer ...
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paste multiple lines string to CMD or Bash variables

I want to copy multiple lines (splitted by Enter key) from, for example, notepad and then paste it into new variable in CMD or Bash console and after that do some operations on it. Although it's ...
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Excel: How can I replace a short string of characters with one character?

So, I keep a spreadsheet of all of my bowling scores and how I do on each frame. To show that I got a split, I use "#s", where # is how many pins I knocked over, but I want to replace all of these ...
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Alias for recursive case insensitive search in current directory

How do I set an alias, such as "mysearch", which will search for a string recursively in the directory I'm standing in. It should be as below: mysearch "this table..." = find -type f -exec grep ...
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Search recursively for a string containing whitespaces

I want to search for "this table..." string under /home/myuser directory recursively, ie in all files under /home/myuser and in all directories and sub-directories under /home/myuser. /home/myuser ...
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Get LVM size using AWK?

I'm in need to find out the LVM size of image vm001. Let's say I have a LVM volume called /dev/VGgroup/vm001. Now using lvdisplay I can find out the size: --- Logical volume --- LV Name ...
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notepad++ to search a line for varied strings. advanced commands

here it is ab12@zmial.com, Charles Dawson cd21@zmial.com, ef23@zmial.com, gh32@zmial.com, ij34@zmial.com, mn45@zmial.com, op54@zmial.com, Queen Roffman qr56@zmial.com, kl43@zmial.com, ...
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Scrape a site with curl/wget appending a parameter to each site

I need to scrape a website for all sites and append an Paramater, e.g. www.theSite.com/allpages?myPara=us Now what I got is wget --recursive to get all sites, but that doesn't append the parameter ...
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Excel extract substring from string

I am looking for a way to extract a variable length substring from a string. My cells will look something like: ABC - DEF ABCDE - DEF ABCD - ABC I want to split the string at the - character, so ...
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Convert string “1-5” into array of numbers in bash

What is the best approach to convert the string containing the range of numbers into numbers itself? This format is used for example in defining the range of pages to print. I define, I want to print ...
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AWK CSV stream editing, merge third columns for identical first columns when second column >= 0

I'm on Windows and have only heard of linuxes awk etc so I can only imagine that this is possible without actual scripting: I have data like .. 162 42 A single serving 162 62 of ...
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Formatting a tab-delimited CSV/TSV to force Excel to interpret value as a string

I had a followup question to this related post - Formatting a CSV to force Excel to interpret value as a string (not date or number) I was wondering how does one escape text starting with " using ...
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Formatting a comma-delimited CSV to force Excel to interpret value as a string

Searching around for a while trying to figure out how to format a CSV file in such a way to force Excel to interpret the values as a string and not try and convert them to numbers or dates. e.g... ...
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What is a Linux command to find files containing some strings but not another?

I'm trying to search a lot of XML files for certain strings but not other strings, and I'm having trouble putting a command together to do it. I only want it to list the file names that match the ...
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sed in bash not working

I am trying to use the stream editor sed in bash to replace a string in a file to a new string that I entered, I have this thus far: echo "name to change" read updatenaamold echo "enter new name:" ...
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concatenate cmd line starting from some parameter

If I get a cmd line like: myscript param1 param2 param3 param4 param5 param6 ... (so on) How can I save a string consisting of parameters starting from some specific one? The $@ gives me the whole ...
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How can I extract sub-strings using windows command-line?

For example say I have a file called testfile.txt that contains a list of file names of the following format: A svn\New Text Document.txt M svn\Table_tblVersion.xml Is there a command ...