From: Matt Hoffman <>

The ctrl-M (^M) character used for the carriage return (CR) is not visible
in all (most) text editors and is often silently converted to a new
line (NL) or CR/NL combo.

'say' is a wrapper for echo with accepts the option -e to interperet
escaped characters. \r becomes a CR, yet is not munged by text

Signed-off-by: Paul Campbell <>

 contrib/subtree/ | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/contrib/subtree/ b/contrib/subtree/
index 2d9b071..5314bd0 100755
--- a/contrib/subtree/
+++ b/contrib/subtree/
@@ -595,7 +595,7 @@ cmd_split()
        eval "$grl" |
        while read rev parents; do
                revcount=$(($revcount + 1))
-               say -n "$revcount/$revmax ($createcount)
+               say -ne "$revcount/$revmax ($createcount)\r"
                debug "Processing commit: $rev"
                exists=$(cache_get $rev)
                if [ -n "$exists" ]; then

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