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Old 04-09-2004, 04:05 AM   #1
BobNz
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escape characters not escaping


Hi, this...

[root@jekyll root]# cat won
echo
echo "Date and Time: \c "
date
echo "Number of users on the system:\c"
who | wc -l
echo "Your directory:\c"
pwd
echo

produces this...

[root@jekyll root]# sh won

Date and Time: \c
Fri Apr 9 19:58:01 NZST 2004
Number of users on the system:\c
4
Your directory:\c
/root

In the book I'm using \c should prevent the carriage return.
I'm using a bash shell.
rh9.0

any thoughts appreciated.

Bob
 
Old 04-09-2004, 04:24 AM   #2
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echo -e "Date and Time: \c "
 
Old 04-09-2004, 04:34 AM   #3
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Thanks, its an old book doesn't mention -e

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