textutil_string man page

textutil::string — Procedures to manipulate texts and strings.

Synopsis

package require Tcl 8.2

package require textutil::string ?0.8?

::textutil::string::chop string

::textutil::string::tail string

::textutil::string::cap string

::textutil::string::capEachWord string

::textutil::string::uncap string

::textutil::string::longestCommonPrefixList list

::textutil::string::longestCommonPrefix ?string...?

Description

The package textutil::string provides miscellaneous string manipulation commands.

The complete set of procedures is described below.

::textutil::string::chop string
A convenience command. Removes the last character of string and returns the shortened string.
::textutil::string::tail string
A convenience command. Removes the first character of string and returns the shortened string.
::textutil::string::cap string
Capitalizes the first character of string and returns the modified string.
::textutil::string::capEachWord string
Capitalizes the first character of word of the string and returns the modified string. Words quoted with either backslash or dollar-sign are left untouched.
::textutil::string::uncap string
The complementary operation to ::textutil::string::cap. Forces the first character of string to lower case and returns the modified string.
::textutil::string::longestCommonPrefixList list
::textutil::string::longestCommonPrefix ?string...?
Computes the longest common prefix for either the strings given to the command, or the strings specified in the single list, and returns it as the result of the command.

If no strings were specified the result is the empty string. If only one string was specified, the string itself is returned, as it is its own longest common prefix.

Bugs, Ideas, Feedback

This document, and the package it describes, will undoubtedly contain bugs and other problems. Please report such in the category textutil of the Tcllib Trackers [http://core.tcl.tk/tcllib/reportlist]. Please also report any ideas for enhancements you may have for either package and/or documentation.

See Also

regexp(n), split(n), string(n)

Keywords

capitalize, chop, common prefix, formatting, prefix, string, uncapitalize

Category

Text processing

Info

0.8 tcllib Text and string utilities, macro processing