Question about backquotes and linux echo

Hi all,

I can’t figure out why the following works from the command line but not
from the backquotes:

echo -e “a\nb\naa” | grep a

This should produce:


However, when I execute:

puts echo -e "a\\nb\\naa" | grep a

I get:

-e “a\nb\naa”

Of course, this is a trivial example, but it represents my real problem
well enough. Writing the text to a temp file and using ‘cat’ isn’t an
option, unfortunately.

Thanks for any help,

Brian H.

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Nevermind…it was a Cygwin problem. Works fine on RedHat.

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