Re: Non-printable Bytes in Variable Data A little Further Along
Just to make this question a little simpler and filter
out the distracters, the problem appears to be that placing
double quotes around a variable name in a Bourne shell script causes
a horizontal tab to be prepended to the rest of the string.
In the case I described in earlier posts, I needed to put
double quotes around the name of a variable as in "$varname"
instead of just $varname because "$varname" represents a string
that can and does contain ASCII spaces. So, the question boils
down to: is there a way to prevent the Bourne Shell from
prepending the horizontal tab to the contents of a quoted string?
This is the standard gnu bash you get in a shell script
if the first line is
Normally, the \ is not found here, but my mailer gets
upset if it sees a line starting with "#"
Martin McCormick WB5AGZ Stillwater, OK
OSU Information Technology Department Network Operations Group