[CentOS] Echoing statements in bash script

Sat Jan 15 01:59:46 UTC 2022
Gordon Messmer <gordon.messmer at gmail.com>

On 1/14/22 17:18, H wrote:
> Using a bash script I want to echo several strings to a file. The echo statement, however, is in a function and thus indented but I do /not/ want the strings echoed indented in the new file. Is this doable?

I don't think you can do that for strings passed as arguments, but you 
can do that with strings that are here-documents: 

So, maybe:

f () {
     cat > file.txt <<-'EOF'
     # this is a test

(Note that those lines need to be indented with tabs.  None of my email 
editors will compose in plain text at the moment, oddly, so those are 
being converted to spaces)