tr A-Z a-z

Christoph P. Kukulies kuku at
Sun May 9 10:24:45 PDT 2004

On Sat, May 08, 2004 at 04:20:21PM -0500, Jose Lima wrote:
> I use:
> echo "$Z" | tr '[a-z' '[A-Z]'

This would be a lower case to upper case and would expose the same
problem. And a closing bracket is missing also. Don't know what the 
$Z should mean in your example.

In my example echo Z served as feeding a 'Z'  to the tr pipe.
But the problem is solved. As Kris suspected and someone else explained
it is a locale issue.

One should indeed use :lower: :upper: keywords. Or set the locale
accordingly for old shell scripts to work correctly.

Chris Christoph P. U. Kukulies

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