On 02-Nov-2001 (12:58:55/GMT) Cyrille Lefevre wrote:

>>> because `echo' nicely removes \n's from env vars when it prints them.

>> des@des ~% foo='bar
>> quote> baz'
>> des@des ~% echo $foo
>> bar
>> baz
>> des@des ~% /bin/echo $foo
>> bar
>> baz

> humm! what shell ($SHELL) are you using ?

Here (5.0-CURRENT 31-Oct and 4.4-STABLE 12-Oct), with /bin/sh works fine:
% /bin/sh

# foobar="foo
> bar"
# echo $foobar
foo bar

# echo $SHELL


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