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New line with xmessage?

Having quite a bit of success with bash, got first script to work, auto archives a backup every day and delete the oldest backup files if partition is >95% full ...

Want to try something more adventurous however am stuck on something soooo simple, how do I generate a new line in xmessage

I got round it with echo
echo -e "hello \n everybody"

xmessage "hello \n everybody", takes it literally, all on one line

I checked man xmessage but there is no corresponding "-e" enabler

Any ideas ?

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