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Re: Trailing newlines disappear


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Trailing newlines disappear
Date: Tue, 13 Jun 2017 16:52:30 -0400
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On 6/12/17 8:55 PM, Peter & Kelly Passchier wrote:
> On 13/06/2560 02:54, Chet Ramey wrote:
>> If you want to effectively change it to a newline, specify NUL as the
>> line delimiter using the -d option (new in bash-4.4).
> 
> Thanks, that sounds like a clean solution!
> I only reverted to mapfile because $(...) command substitution could not
> be made to work. (I still have to 'convert' the array to a normal
> variable in the next step...). Would a shell option for command
> substitution using NUL be a desirable feature to bash users??

You mean command substitution cutting off the input it reads at the
occurrence of a NUL?

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