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Re: A bug in Bourne - horrors!!

From: Paul Jarc
Subject: Re: A bug in Bourne - horrors!!
Date: Mon, 09 May 2005 16:40:14 -0400
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Jim Easton <address@hidden> wrote:
> DATA='test line one\\
>       a continuation line'
> echo "$DATA"          # the variable DATA has only one "\" in it.

Try 'printf %s\\n "$DATA"', and you'll see two backslashes.  echo is
doing one level of backslash-processing here (as permitted by


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