[CentOS] Missing In PATH

William L. Maltby BillsCentOS at triad.rr.com
Tue Oct 18 13:18:01 UTC 2005


On Mon, 2005-10-17 at 19:51 -0400, Sam Drinkard wrote:
> Cody,
> 
> <snip>

> rather long, instead of using the "/" at the end and so forth, to make 
> the line more easily readable, you can use the "\" character that means 
> a newline, ... <snip>

Not meaning to be overly pedantic, but "\" does not mean newline. It
"escapes" the special meanings of the character following it. So bash
ignores the special meaning normally associated with the newline
character during parsing of the line(s) and treats the two lines as a
single line.

Special processing, similar in nature, can be applied for "$", quotes
(single and double), etc. This allows, for example, easy construction of
shells that construct other shells.

> <snip>
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