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Re: Patch: 'ldapmodify -y file' reads password from file (ITS#2031)
Kurt D. Zeilenga writes:
> To aid creation of passfiles (without the newline), maybe we
> should profile example scripts for their creation in contrib?
The 'echo -n' variabt should be a script like this:
case `echo -n foo` in
-n*) echo "$*\c" ;;
*) echo -n "$*" ;;
because there are some machines (BSD-like? I don't remember) where
echo -n is not supported, but echo "foo\c" does the job. I suppose
backslashes in $* are interpreted too, but I don't know for sure.
I don't remember which other escape sequences there are.