[CentOS] Variable assigned to grep output - missing letter n!

Sean Carolan scarolan at gmail.com
Wed Jul 20 19:53:06 UTC 2011

> [scarolan at server:~]$ echo $myvar
> Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, co sectetur adipisci g elit.
> lots of letter  !
> Weird huh?

Ok, I'm a bonehead; I had this in my bash history:


That seems to have been the cause of the missing n's.  Now the next
question would be, how can I include the \n characters in my variable
string, without fudging with $IFS?

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