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How do I echo a command that has a $1 in it

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I would like to echo these lines of text but I have an issue that it won't display the dollar sign in it

Hello World
The apples are $2 a piece
could you please by me $4 worth
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echo The apples are \$2 a piece

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Thanks guys I eneded up figuring it out right after I posted the question
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Could I echo several lines like that without using quotes?
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by:rumi78
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echo -e The apples are \$2 a piece\\nThe apples are \$2 a piece\\nThe apples are \$2 a pieceecho -e The apples are \$2 a piece\\nThe apples are \$2 a piece\\nThe apples are \$2 a piece

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by:Tintin
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For several lines, it's easier to do
cat <<'EOF'
The apples are $2 each
The oranges are $1 each
EOF

Open in new window

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by:savone
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Several lines like this:

$ echo -e "The apples are \$2 a piece\nNew line"
The apples are $2 a piece
New line
$

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by:savone
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\n = newline

Sorry, I should have mentioned that
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by:jghelfman40
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why use $2 at all?

read $1
echo $REPLY


$REPLY variable is set to what $1 input is.
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