Chuck Swiger wrote:
On Jan 26, 2009, at 3:05 PM, Svein Halvor Halvorsen wrote:
Do you have a suggestion to solve the following problem without using printf(1):

I have a text file that I want to print in a "box" on a terminal from a shell script. Now I've padded the lines with spaces to a certain length using printf %-70s and appended the box drawing character. Is there another simple way that will work with utf-8?

My first thought was about dialog(1), but I'm not sure whether that deals with UTF8 any better...?

No, it doesn't seem to. Also it clears the entire screen to draw the box. I only want a small box, and not clear the screen, and I don't want a OK-button or any other user interaction. Just print the simple box, then whatever follows from the script should print after it.

Nevertheless, thanks for your help and your time!

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