in reply to Expect.pm and multiline commands
shell>some -really -long -command \ -with -many -options
is actualy one line - the newline character is consumed and not part of the executed command.
totomte@librics-tomte ~ $ echo "test eins" test eins
tomte@librics-tomte ~ $ echo "test\ eins" testeins
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