OriginalBugID: 3992 Bug
OSVersion: HP-UX B.10.20
Machine: HP 9000/892
Perhaps the format command is now working with the correct behavior. I can certainly use "%05d" as a format specifier, but this assumes that I'm formatting an integer (which may not always be the case).
format "%05s" 12
returns bbb12 (where 'b' represents blank)
In the past, the command has returned 00012
This was already fixed in an 8.2 patch release (for sure 8.2.3),
but it should be noted that the user is relying upon "undefined"
behavior (according to ANSI spec), so we just made it work like
8.0, but this behavior is still undoc'ed.
-- 01/10/2000 hobbs