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VI Line Break?

So I'm in a Unix class and our assignment was to go into VI and write a script to make this file tree. At the end of it, I'd like it to echo "This is the file tree you've created" then a line break, then [tree]. But I'm not sure as to who to do it. Is there a way for when I run it (./filesystem), the standard output will read it with a line break, and not all mushed together?
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Will that help me with line breaks?
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Do you mean that you want to have an empty line between your title, and the tree? If so, then using a second echo, with a null string will work. For example:

Code:
echo "Below is the list of files in the directory:"
echo ""    # space with an empty line
ls -al



The listing of files generated by the code above is separated from the "title" by a single blank line. You could also use a single printf:

Code:
printf "Below is the list of files in the directory:\n\n"



The double newline at the end creates the blank line.

If this isn't what you are talking about, please provide an example.
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Originally Posted by agama
Do you mean that you want to have an empty line between your title, and the tree? If so, then using a second echo, with a null string will work. For example:

Code:
echo "Below is the list of files in the directory:"
echo ""    # space with an empty line
ls -al



The listing of files generated by the code above is separated from the "title" by a single blank line. You could also use a single printf:

Code:
printf "Below is the list of files in the directory:\n\n"



The double newline at the end creates the blank line.

If this isn't what you are talking about, please provide an example.
That is exactly what I was looking for. Thank you!
 

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