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David - Re: Bash file to variable string problem -- must be simple. What am I missing?

On 3/3/19 2:38 PM, David Wright wrote:
Are you using a proportional font, by any chance, for working
on these scripts. Not a good idea.

I am not using a proportional font anywhere.

Had the original string been pasted into the OP, like your error
message at the end, it would have been obvious to those of us using
fixed-width fonts.


Interestingly -- two people got to different, correct, answers quickly, without seeing the actual string (that you mentioned a couple of times).