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Old 09-25-2011
Network newline character in a variable

echo $variable

expected output:

Smilie can i do that ??
thanks in advance!!
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Old 09-25-2011
Try using quotes. That will preserve the whitespace / newline characters:

echo "$variable"

printf is better for this kind of thing.
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Old 09-25-2011

echo -e "$variable"

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Old 09-25-2011
printf "$variable\n"

would do the same as
echo -e "$variable"

The printf is portable, the echo (link) might not be. Just if you were interested.
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