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Re: Printing with and without newlines

From: Dennis Williamson
Subject: Re: Printing with and without newlines
Date: Sat, 13 Nov 2021 11:35:19 -0600

On Sat, Nov 13, 2021 at 11:11 AM irenezerafa via <> wrote:

> I would like to have an option on whether to print function arguments with
> a newline or
> keep them on the same line.
> Currently I am using tho following, but is there a more straightforward
> way to do this?
> This starts printing from argument nl+1 onwards.
> case $nwline in
> 1) printf '%s\n' "${@:nl+1}" ;;
> *) printf '%s' "${@:nl+1}" ;;
> esac

printf '%s%s' foo "$line_end"    # outputs "foo" followed by a newline
printf '%s%s' foo "$line_end"    # outputs "foo" without a newline

Other line endings could be assigned, for example ' ' (space), $'\r' or
even $'\r\n'.

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