Problems with FreeBSD 6.0

Dan Nelson dnelson at
Thu Apr 13 17:48:00 UTC 2006

In the last episode (Apr 13), Ryan Maclear said:
> I haven't really been following this thread, and I'm not sure if this
> has been posted here already. Appologies if this has been already.
> To usually get a <tab> to be echoed, you can use
> echo -e "a\tb"

The echo command doesn't take a -e option.  Your shell's echo builtin
may or may not, but for portability, you have to assume it doesn't. 
Use the printf command if you want fancy formatting.

	Dan Nelson
	dnelson at

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