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Re: weird echo behaviour...

From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: Re: weird echo behaviour...
Date: Fri, 17 Sep 2004 10:52:04 +0200
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address@hidden writes:

> Alfred M. Szmidt wrote:
>> address@hidden:/tmp/foo$ touch 1 2 3 4 5
>> address@hidden:/tmp/foo$ foo=`ls`
> $foo will contain the string 1\n2\n3\n4\n5\n

Actually $foo only contains `1\n2\n3\n4\n5', the trailing newline will be
chopped off by the shell.


Andreas Schwab, SuSE Labs, address@hidden
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