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Date: Thu, 16 Dec 2021 11:22:34 +0000
From: Ron Yorston <>
Subject: Re: print does not support variable width plus padding

Rich Felker <> wrote:
>FWIW I suspect the problem is that Busybox is not recognizing the 0
>character as a flag (which it is, in the printf grammar) and thinks
>it's the leading character of a width, making the * specifier for
>width invalid (since a width was already seen).

Quite so.  0 was missing from the list of valid flag characters.
Moreover only one flag character was being processed so the format
'%0 d', for example, was also considered invalid.

I've submitted a patch to BusyBox.


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