by Sai gowtham

Getting the length of a string in a Bash

Learn, how to find out the length of a string in Bash.

The length of a string means total number of characters present in a given string.

Getting the string length

To get the length of a string, we can use the ${#string} syntax in Bash.

Here is an example, that gets the length of a string stored in the name variable.

name='apple'
length=${#name}

echo $length

Output:

5

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