[CentOS] Echoing statements in bash script

Sun Jan 16 01:48:58 UTC 2022
H <agents at meddatainc.com>

On 01/14/2022 08:59 PM, Gordon Messmer wrote:
> 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: https://www.oreilly.com/library/view/bash-cookbook/0596526784/ch03s04.html
> So, maybe:
> f () {
>     cat > file.txt <<-'EOF'
>     # this is a test
>     a=123
>     b=456
>     EOF
> }
> (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)
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Thank you, will try that. I use Geany as my editor and for some reason it changes all tabs to spaces when I edit a bash script... Not sure why?