|GNU Bash Reference Manual|
by Chet Ramey and Brian Fox
Paperback (6"x9"), 180 pages
RRP £19.95 ($29.95)
"An essential resource .... the most detailed coverage available for all aspects of Bash" --- Linux User and Developer Magazine (Issue 37, Mar 2004) Get a printed copy>>>
18.104.22.168 Escape Character
A non-quoted backslash ‘\’ is the Bash escape character.
It preserves the literal value of the next character that follows,
with the exception of
newline. If a
appears, and the backslash itself is not quoted, the
is treated as a line continuation (that is, it is removed from
the input stream and effectively ignored).
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