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Old 09-05-2011
variable value return of multiple command

I wrote this script


var=`du -sch /var/log/messages;du -sch /var/log/maillog`
echo $var

I am getting result as follows.
# sh
2.1M /var/log/messages 2.1M total 296K /var/log/maillog 296K total

I need it like below
2.1M /var/log/messages 
296K /var/log/maillog

Can anyone help?
# 2  
Old 09-05-2011
try echo -e $var

# 3  
Old 09-05-2011
Try the following:
var=`du -h /var/log/messages /var/log/maillog`
echo -e $var

Well, the above doesn't work( I should test before I post ) but this should:
var=`du -h /var/log/messages /var/log/maillog`
printf "%s %s\n" $var

Last edited by xbin; 09-05-2011 at 05:50 PM.. Reason: third edit is the charm
# 4  
Old 09-05-2011
Thanks xbin, your second code worked fine. Smilie
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