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Old 07-27-2009
Newline "\n" in shell script.

I'm doing a ksh shell script and I can't figure out for the life of me how to insert a "\n" newline into a shell script's string variable. I wish I could say:

Code:
someVar="a string\nmore words"
echo $someVar

However when I do this, I can only get the exact output of:
Code:
a string\nmore words

rather than:
Code:
a string
more words

Any idea of how to get this newline into the string?
# 2  
Old 07-27-2009
Use the -e flag with the echo command, which I believe means 'evaluate expressions'. So try:

echo -e $someVar
OR
echo -e "$someVar"
# 3  
Old 07-27-2009
Code:
someVar="a string\nmore words"
echo "$someVar"

even this will work...

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