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Old 03-31-2004, 03:19 PM   #1
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Shell Scripting Problem

what is the syntax for a line break? I thought that in linux it was \r\n and it works when I write it into a normal file from php but when i use scp to copy it to a remote server, it shows that data without line breaks and even has a "^M" where the line break is whatever that is suppose to be.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Old 03-31-2004, 03:21 PM   #2
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i just use \n
Old 03-31-2004, 08:36 PM   #3
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By default, echo doesn't convert \n or \t, but you can use the -e option:

echo -e "qwerty\n\uiop\n\tIntented"
Or you can use printf.

printf "qwerty\n\uiop\n\tIntented"

[CODE]printf "%b\n" "qwerty\n\uiop\n\tIndented"{/CODE]


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