Obnoxious postings from Google Groups

Steven D'Aprano steve+comp.lang.python at pearwood.info
Tue Nov 6 23:50:59 CET 2012

On Tue, 06 Nov 2012 17:16:44 +0000, Prasad, Ramit wrote:

>> To enter the newline, I typed Ctrl-Q to tell bash to treat the next
>> character as a literal, and then typed Ctrl-J to get a newline.
> That sounds complicated, my version of bash lets me type
> 'foo<enter>bar'<enter> for the same effect.

Well, I learned something new about bash.

On the other hand, the Ctrl-Q next-char-is-literal trick works for 
entering control characters that otherwise don't have a key on the 


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