I am using Subversion 1.6.6 on Ubuntu 10.04, running a bash shell. I would like to insert a carriage return, or linefeed, or newline into my commit message so that when reading the log, the comments are formatted appropriately. It works fine when I use the system editor, or specify a file for the commit comment, but what I really want is to be able to do something like the following:
svn ci -m "This is the first line\nThis is the second line"
and have the comment presented as:
This is the first line This is the second line
My example does not work, it produces output:
This is the first line\nThis is the second line
So, is there a way to do this? If so, how?