Cannot seem to find an answer to this one online...
I have a string variable (externally sourced) with new lines
"/n" encoded as strings.
I want to replace those strings with actual new line carriage returns. The code below can achieve this...
echo $EXT_DESCR | sed 's///n//n/g'
But when I try to store the result of this into it's own variable, it converts them back to strings
NEW_DESCR=`echo $EXT_DESCR | sed 's///n//n/g'`
How can this be achieved, or what I'm I doing wrong?
Here's my code I've been testing to try get the right results
EXT_DESCR="This is a text/nWith a new line" echo $EXT_DESCR | sed 's///n//n/g' NEW_DESCR=`echo $EXT_DESCR | sed 's///n//n/g'` echo "" echo "$NEW_DESCR"