sprintf - formatted print into a string


sprintf FORMAT, LIST


Returns a string formatted by the usual printf conventions of the C language. See sprintf(3) or printf(3) on your system for details. (The * character for an indirectly specified length is not supported, but you can get the same effect by interpolating a variable into the pattern.) If use locale is in effect, the character used for the decimal point in formatted real numbers is affected by the LC_NUMERIC locale. See the perllocale manpage. Some C libraries' implementations of sprintf can dump core when fed ludicrous arguments.