Re: Bug in bash
On Fri, Sep 28, 2001 at 06:05:00PM -0400, Bruce Jackson wrote:
> If I do the following: echo "bob\n" the output is:
> I tried this on HP-UX and Solaris and the output is:
> The newline is added. None of the Backslash escape sequence work (ie \a
> \b \t etc). It works fine with pdksh and csh. I am not sure where the
> bug is coming from.
The best way to do this, AFAIK, is to avoid using echo for all
non-trivial output and use printf(1) instead, which does escaping
and other printf(3)-based formatting. Its advantage is that it is
portable, unlike echo which is a portability nightmare.
By the way, this has nothing to do with Linux, as both bash and
fileutils are GNU programs.