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Re: $\n doesn't get expanded between double-quotes

From: Dave B
Subject: Re: $\n doesn't get expanded between double-quotes
Date: Fri, 3 Jul 2009 18:01:12 +0100
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On Friday 03 July 2009, Richard Neill wrote:

> > X=$'a\nb c'
> This is still a missing feature: how to embed newlines in double-quoted
> bash string assignment:
> For example, if I want to write:
> EMAIL_BODY="Dear $NAME,$'\n\n'Here are the log-files for
> $(date)$'\n\n'Regards,$'\n\n'$SENDER"
> then this doesn't work. There are ways around it, such as:
>    - building up the string in pieces or
>    - EMAIL_BODY=$(echo -e "$EMAIL_BODY")
> but it's really ugly to do.

Maybe I'm missing something, but what's wrong with

Here are the log files etc."



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