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How to print backslash in shell script using awk?

I found that

Code:
echo "aaa" | awk '{print ",\\";}'

works, and it will give "\".

but

Code:
ddd=`echo "aaa" | awk '{print ",\\";}'`; echo $ddd

will not work.
Could anyone tell me why? thank you.

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Code:
ddd=$( echo "aaa" | awk '{print ",\\";}' )
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it works, Thank you.
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You can use BEGIN to make awk work without no input

Code:
ddd=$(awk 'BEGIN {print ",\\";}' )

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Code:
$ ddd=",\\"; echo $ddd
,\

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Code:
ddd=,\\

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OP never gave a complete picture of what he was trying to achieve. Thread title is just: "How to print backslash in shell script using awk?"

So I'm not sure if it was UUOQ & UUOA
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