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bash lacks perl's "x" repetition operator

From: Dan Jacobson
Subject: bash lacks perl's "x" repetition operator
Date: Fri, 13 Feb 2004 03:38:13 +0800
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>> Perhaps add this to the cwgen man page as an interesting exercise:
>> $ cwgen -c '             VU'|cw -w 25

Joop> Nice! Seems like a good exercise, will add it to the manpage.

Also: emulate real radio stations:
$ c=hlf; yes cq cq cq de $c $c $c qsx 12mhz k '            '|cw -w 20

Alas, both the above could be made less goofy looking if bash only had
perl's "x" repetition operator.

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