[OS X TeX] Remarks about TeX on Leopard
herbs at wideopenwest.com
Sun Nov 4 09:22:24 EST 2007
On Nov 4, 2007, at 8:02 AM, Peter Dyballa wrote:
> Am 04.11.2007 um 14:16 schrieb Bruno Voisin:
>> From the man page of echo:
> Therefore I first made clear that there is no newline to suppress
> (which in bash variables can cause trouble or make bash do not what
> I want, and these cases one can foresee).
I thought that by default echo always adds its own new line at the
end before ``exiting.'' E.g.,
echo Hello ; echo " World"
on separate lines. I think the -n option was meant to suppress this
newline so a line could be continued; e.g.
echo -n Hello ; echo " World"
all on a single line. I think the -n option is standard in bash but
not in sh.
There is also an echo command in /bin/ that does accept the -n option
so you could replace
echo -n ...
/bin/echo -n ...
or use Apple's suggestion of
printf "%s" ...
or change from sh to bash.
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)
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