'Please add your own'

Mar 19 17:45:37 <ben9> i have a variable $foo, how can i add a space every 80 characters? <mordaunt> it's designed for this stuff * Touns has quit (Read error: 104 (Connection reset by peer)) <greycat> Trying to parse HTML with a shell script is like trying to open a can of corn with a spoon. <ben9> (with string ops) <redondos> ben9: loop + parameter expansion <MitchM> awk would get it done quickly. <greycat> so would sed. <MitchM> *nods* <redondos> So would perl. :/ * {xmb} has quit (Read error: 60 (Operation timed out)) <MitchM> perl is a little chunky for something that simple <redondos> granted. :) <ben9> i'll go with sed/awk as looping would look ugly for a small task like that * Touns (n=plop@lns-bzn-45-82-65-136-100.adsl.proxad.net) has joined #bash <greycat> sed 's/\(................................................................................\)/\1 /g' <goldfish> haha. <ben9> can't i use the mutiplier operator? <uniplex> oh sheesh, who the hell taught him that <ben9> whatever iti s { } thing * zinosat (n=Davide@ has joined #bash <goldfish> ben9: yes. <greycat> Pssssht. <greycat> Kids. <goldfish> But the above is funnier :) <ben9> uniplex: i think he was taunting me <ben9> goldfish: how does that work? <uniplex> ben9 google interval expressions, maybe you find what you want to know <greycat> if mine's so "funny", how come I don't see the rest of you offering answers? hmm?> <goldfish> Oh right, it was serious. <greycat> is it because you're all spending 30 minutes trying to look up obscure syntactic shit instead of just pasting 80 dots and KNOWING it'll work? <uniplex> lol only a fucking idiot is gona make 80 dots <greycat> "OMG it has 80 dots in it that's so old skul i got a better 1 lol"

Mar 21 14:15:31 <skirmisha> how can i check with if that this $dir is not empty <greycat> array=(*) <greycat> !faq empty <greybot> http://wooledge.org/mywiki/bashfaq#faq4 -- how can i check whether a directory is empty or not? <skirmisha> i want to check variable not directory * likewhoa has quit (read error: 110 (connection timed out)) <greycat> help test <skirmisha> something with -eq =0 <greycat> and don't come bitching at us later when you find out you're doing it all wrong. we did tell you. <trash> i bet he also continues using foo=ls <greycat> i bet he even tries to iterate over the files inside the $foo string. <greycat> i bet he didn't even understand my array=(*) answer to the first aborted attempted at a question.