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how to insert newline when running save from command line

I would like to call the save command from a bash script with something like this:

twiki/bin/save -topic Sandbox.TestTopic1 -user ChrisPurves -text "$text_variable"

How can I get newlines into the -text parameter?


Doesn't $n do the trick?

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Very interesting. I googled, tested and found a way, maybe not suitable, but it worked. Filename contains the text. Remember to have blank lines or they seem to be put on the same line.
-text "`cat filename`" 
It also works to read the file into a variable (eg. TXT=`cat file`) and then use
-text "$TXT" 
You can make multiline variables in BASH also by:
VAR='some 

text
here'
Then 
echo "$VAR" 

-- LarsEik - 26 May 2009

Thank you, Lars. I used your sugguestion of -text "`cat filename`" , and once I had blank spaces between the lines it worked perfectly. I think the part I was missing previously was not having blank spaces between the lines. Thanks again for your help.

-- ChrisPurves - 26 May 2009

Most shells have the concept of a "here document". For example,
-text <<HERE
some 

text
here'
Then
HERE
This pulls everything between HERE and HERE into a single parameter. See the documentation of your favourite shell for more information.

-- CrawfordCurrie - 27 May 2009

QuestionForm edit

Subject Missing functionality
Extension
Version TWikiRelease04x02x03
Status Answered
Topic revision: r5 - 27 May 2009, CrawfordCurrie - This page was cached on 23 Jun 2018 - 02:24.

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