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Old 02-22-2011, 08:32 PM   #1
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Multiple lines at the command line - how?!

I've seen a few tutorials that have commands and parameters on multiple line, like the one below:

chkconfig --levels 235 mysqld on
/etc/init.d/mysqld start
I can copy and paste this in Putty, but what if I want to manually type it? If I press return, the first line gets processed, so how do I insert a new line?
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echo "hello" \
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Usually that's just an artifact of the copy/paste (& display) of the document you are looking at ie auto-wrap. Normally that would all be input on one line.
Of course Tinkster is correct that you can fold the line using '\' if you really want to.
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cat >
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Enter stuff
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