[QUOTE]those lots of arguments are running in over 3 lines...[quote]3 lines is not that
much. To have bash confused over large command lines, - if ever - you probably need thousands (millions?) of lines!
how will it differentiate between end of command 1 and start of command 2 ?
Just put the command on one line
. Bash will know the next line is the next command!
However, if it bothers you
(or your editor) to have such long lines in the script, then spread the command over several lines and finish all but the last line with a backslash ( \ ). Nothing (not even spaces or tabs) should go after the backslash.