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==The Backslash==
The backslash ( \ ) alters the special meaning of the ' and " i.e. it will escape or cancel the special meaning of the next character. The following will display filename in double quote:
<source lang="bash">FILE="/etc/resolv.conf"
Sample Outputs:
<pre>File is $FILE </pre>
===The backslash-escaped characters===You can use the following backslash-escaped characters. It will get replaced as specified by the ANSI C standard. Quoting directly from bash man page:<pre> \a alert (bell) \b backspace \e an escape character \f form feed \n new line \r carriage return \t horizontal tab \v vertical tab \\ backslash \' single quote \nnn the eight-bit character whose value is the octal value nnn (one to three digits) \xHH the eight-bit character whose value is the hexadecimal value HH (one or two hex digits) \cx a control-x character</pre>===Examples===<source lang="bash">echo -e "\a Ding dong\a"echo "CIFS path must be \\\\NT-Server-Name\\ShareName"echo -e "Sr.no\t DVD (price) "echo -e "1\t Spirited Away (INR.200)"echo -e "2\t Dragon Ball Z (INR.300)"</source>
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