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Two or more white spaces in string


Can anybody suggest me how to combine two strings with two or more white spaces and assign it to a variable?
third="$first $second" # appending strings with more than one white spaces

echo $third

this would print

Output appears with only one white space.

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I think the default IFS is defined to be a whitespace. So you can change the IFS to a newline and then output the desired variable
third="$first $second"
echo $third

Not tested tho'.
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It is working fine. Thanks.

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