I have a bash script that pulls a bit of text from an external MySQL database. Most of the times it are 4 lines, each one on his own line. This text (in total) has to be placed into a file. The script now pulls the information from the MySQL database, puts it in a variable. Then I echo it in a file:
echo -ne $variable > file
The problem is that the 'n' gets also printed/echo'ed to the file. Like this:
here is sentence number 1 nthere is number 2 nals here comes number 3 nlast but not least number 4
somehow there is a kind of new-line that is printed and I need to have the text without the 'n'.
EDIT 1 - copy of the Bash script:
#!/bin/bash DBHOST='xx.xxx.xx.xxxx' DBUSER='xxxxxx' DBPASS='xxxxxx' DBNAME='xxxxxx' mysql -N -u$DBUSER -p$DBPASS -h$DBHOST -D$DBNAME -e "SELECT id,vhost FROM test;" | while read id vhost; do echo -ne $vhost > vhost done
For obvious reasons I removed the database details.
EDIT 2 - I am using the following Bash and Ubuntu version:
Ubuntu: 12.04.2 Bash: 4.2.25