How can I make tools like
grep treat multilines escaped with a backslash as a long single line?
Let's say I have some files that looks like this:
testvar=test1 \ test2 \ test3 othervar=oth1 \ oth2
If I now
grep for testvar it will return
but is there any way I can have it return
testvar=test1 test2 test3?
More or less how to treat those multiple escaped lines as a single line?
Note: If this can't be done with
grep, hints about how to do this with other tools like
awk to get the same result are also welcome.