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Re: echo bug?

From: Paul Jarc
Subject: Re: echo bug?
Date: Sun, 09 Dec 2007 19:45:51 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.1 (gnu/linux)

Randy Yates <> wrote:
> Sorry - that's what I meant to type. That is to say, "echo -e $text$"
> doesn't work. 

Without knowing what "doesn't work" is supposed to mean, and guessing
that last "$" was a typo, I think what you're missing is that variable
expansions that aren't quoted are subject to word splitting at
whitespace.  If you want to preserve the whitespace in a variable's
value, you have to quote it when expanding it:
echo -e "$text"


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