How can I add line breaks to a command at the prompt?
I know that when I copy a multiline command from the internet that has newlines it appears on the command line
$ something > like > this
Also I know that you can use
\ to insert a newline at the very end of your command
$ like \ > this
But how can I add newlines in the middle of a command that I've already typed out?
For example, given
$ this long command that I want to split over multiple lines
How can I turn it into
$ this long command > that I want to split > over multiple lines
So far I've tried:
- Using ctrl + v to insert a return character - just results in
- Typing \ return in the middle of the input (as you would do at the end of a line) - just results in
\being typed and then the command being executed.