Solved echo_style = both

balanga

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Running set just now noticed that it showed

echo_style both

not knowing what this meant, I did a quick web search and noticed someone asked about this on this very forum ten years ago

Thread 24514

I read that post but am none the wiser. Can't help thinking it has something to do with all the "printfs" I get in my history which misc/mc appears to write.
 
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balanga

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echo_style (+)
The style of the echo builtin. May be set to

bsd Don't echo a newline if the first argument is `-n'; the
default for csh.
sysv Recognize backslashed escape sequences in echo strings.
both Recognize both the `-n' flag and backslashed escape se-
quences; the default for tcsh.
none Recognize neither.

Set by default to the local system default. The BSD and System
V options are described in the echo(1) man pages on the appro-
priate systems.
 

SirDice

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Setting is really only interesting when you write scripts in csh(1), which you really shouldn't do.
 
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