I've been setting up a script to work with haste-server. This takes piped or file input (tail /var/log/messages | haste and haste < /path/to/file.txt) and submits it to the server which then outputs a in my terminal. See below:

key="$(curl --silent --data-binary @/dev/fd/0 $url/documents | cut -d "\"" -f 4)"
echo "$url/$key"

It works just fine, however it adds a trailing new line to the input. How can I read @/dev/fd/0 to remove the \n new line?

Edit: Here is my completed script for submitting a haste that trims the newline:

#!/usr/bin/env bash

data=$(< /dev/fd/0)
key="$(printf "%s" "$data" | curl -X POST -s --data-binary @- "$url/documents" | cut -d "\\"" -f 4)"
echo "$url/$key"
  • The output is a? Where is the newline in that? You re adding a newline with the echo command use echo -n instead. – Anthon Feb 17 '15 at 9:52
  • @Anthon I'm looking to trim the input sent using curl, not the echo itself. – Brian Graham Feb 17 '15 at 22:05
  • If the target is a terminal for display's sake, then you don't necessarily need to strip the newline - just add an escape at the end (or before the end) to either scroll the terminal or to eat the newline. You can [ -t 1 ] test for a terminal on stdout, and tput can help with the escapes. If you're having difficulty with the eat the newline thing, printf '\033[@\n' and have a look at how it behaves, – mikeserv Feb 18 '15 at 11:05

avoiding newlines by 'echo' command

Instead of echo, use echo -n.

If that does not work (e.g. on OSX with /bin/sh as shell), or if you want make your script independent of which shell it runs under, use /bin/echo -n.

avoiding newlines from "payload" (here: '$key')

change the output newlines with tr, e.g. echo "$url/$key" | tr '\n' '|'

  • And you, instead of space use "." at the end of your sentences. :-) – peterh - Reinstate Monica Feb 17 '15 at 10:05
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    If you really want to make it portable, use printf; see unix.stackexchange.com/questions/65803/… for details. – Stephen Kitt Feb 17 '15 at 13:17
  • I said it added a trailing new line to the input, meaning inside the curl when submitted. I have edited the code so that it works, submit a small file and you'll see what i mean when you visit the hastebin. – Brian Graham Feb 17 '15 at 22:04

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