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Spaces in double quotes in variable ?

Hi got this issue and was wondering if someone could please help out ?

var='."          "'
echo $var
." "

I 'll get ." " and not ." with 10 spaces in between "

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Double quote "$var".
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In the shell, in commands have $variables in "quotes", otherwise the shell will get its contents and break it into words (and even try a glob-match with each word).
The echo command:
echo "$var"

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Thanks for the prompt reply and help Smilie

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