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Defect in manual section "Here Strings"

From: dietmar.schindler
Subject: Defect in manual section "Here Strings"
Date: Wed, 11 Nov 2015 08:00:28 +0000

In the section https://www.gnu.org/software/bash/manual/bash.html#Here-Strings 
there is no mention (as far as I can see, it doesn't follow from the documented 
expansions etc.) that the result is terminated with a newline (see e. g. od 
<<<''). This puzzles users and leads to speculation - see e. g. 
 - on correctness, dependability and intent of the behavior. To clarify it, I 
suggest to change the last sentence from

        The result is supplied as a single string to the command on its 
standard input.


        The result with a newline appended is supplied as a single string to 
the command on its standard input.
Best regards,
Dietmar Schindler

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