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Re: bash-3.1.011 escaped character error


From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: Re: bash-3.1.011 escaped character error
Date: Thu, 23 Mar 2006 11:15:53 +0100
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Mihai Barbos <address@hidden> writes:

> When IFS is "\n" a single n at the end of a line is dropped.

IFS="\n"

is equivalent to

IFS=n

If you want to set IFS to a single newline character use either

IFS=$'\n'

or

IFS="
"

Andreas.

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