\ escapes preserve the following character value, unless the following character is a newline in which case both the
\ and the newline are removed.
Escaping special characters:
$ echo \"quoted text\" "quoted text" $ echo \`\`quoted text\'\' ``quoted text'' $ echo 'single-quotes inside of a '\''single-quoted'\'' string' single-quotes inside of a 'single-quoted' string $ printf format\ with\ %s spaces format with spaces $ printf %s\\n \$var $var
$ echo multi\ > -line multi-line