why newline scape sequence does not work in Freebsd's bash
eam1edward at gmail.com
Sat Dec 31 00:44:52 UTC 2011
Why the scape sequence; newline (\n) does not work in FreeBSD's
bash, However, it works both in Linux and Solaris bash?
For instance, when i type something basic using the newline scape
sequence in FreeBSD bash i get this:
$ FRUIT_BASKET="apple oranges pears"
$ echo "My fruit basket contains:\n$FRUIT_BASKET"
My fruit basket contains:\napple oranges pears
the newline becomes part of stdout, but it works in linux and
solaris; the output is shown in two separate lines.
is there is setting i have to change in FreeBSD's shell init file so
it will behave like linux and solaris bash shell or use just use "printf"?
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