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  Help Page - escape

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System Feature Escape Purpose Marks a character as a special character. Syntax \<character> Description The backslash (\) is the escape character. Escape character is used to assign special meaning to a character following the backslash. The following are examples. \t Tab \n New line \r Carriage return \\ The backslash character itself \" The double quote character The following have special significance in editor commands to identify search targets. See help page on edit. \[ The opening square bracket. \] The closing square bracket. The following have special significance in string editor commands to identify search targets. See help pages on string editors. \^ The cut-here or caret character. The following have special significance in regular expressions. See help page on RE. \. Period. \, Comma. \@ The at symbol. \: Colon. \; Semicolon. \& The ampersand symbol. \( Opening parenthesis. \) Closing parenthesis. \# The sharp symbol. \> The greater than sign. Restrictions Escape character can only be used within double quotes. Valid Examples echo "Count of words:\t" $word_count Will print the string "Count of words:" followed by a tab character followed by the value of variable $word_count. echo "List of files follows.\n\n" $file_list Will print the string "List of files follows." followed by an empty line followed by the value of variable $file_list. The variable $file_list itself may contain escape characters including new lines. Invalid Examples echo \t Will produce error. The tab character will not be printed. It is not enclosed in double quotes. The following will work. echo "\t" See Also constant var edit RE

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