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Re: New line with xmessage?

David selby wrote:

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 ?

Many thanks everyone, xmessage -file xxx seems to work, It seems to take the formatting from the file and not have a problem, strange it can't take it directly from "" however will remember this workaround.


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