in reply to Expect.pm and multiline commands

IIRC

shell>some -really -long -command \ -with -many -options

is actualy one line - the newline character is consumed and not part of the executed command.

compare

tomte@librics-tomte ~ $ echo "test eins" test eins
to
tomte@librics-tomte ~ $ echo "test\ eins" testeins

regards,
tomte


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Re^2: Expect.pm and multiline commands
by cbrandtbuffalo (Deacon) on Sep 28, 2006 at 14:26 UTC
    I should clarify my example because the case I'm trying to test actually matches your example. That is, I want to test a string passed to an option and the string should pass along the new line.

    I think your example may have answered my question about different shells. I use tcsh and I get:
    >echo "test\ ? stuff" test stuff >echo "test Unmatched ".