check variable content size in sh script

Tim Daneliuk tundra at
Thu May 16 15:28:34 UTC 2013

On 05/16/2013 10:08 AM, Joe wrote:
> Hello
> Have script that has max size on content in a variable.
> How to code size less than 51 characters?

FOO="Some string you want to check length of"
FOOLEN=`echo $FOO | wc | awk '{print $3}'`

You can then use $FOOLEN in a conditional.

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