[sane-devel] Question on scanimage -f

abel deuring adeuring at gmx.net
Sun May 25 00:00:23 UTC 2008

On 23.05.2008 20:45, Dieter Jurzitza wrote:
> Dear listmembers,
> having two scanners attached to my system I get calling scanimage -L
> choosing the appropriate command sequence with scanimage -f I can get the very 
> same result, except it looks like
> is there any hidden way to force scanimage -f "<commandset>" to put it's 
> entries into separate lines so you can easily grep for a certain scanner? I 
> can do some sed-tweaking, but it is much more cumbersome than if I had all in 
> two separate lines.
> Maybe I overlooked something, but adding a "\n" does not work.

Simply write something like

scanimage -f "%i %d

i.e., use quotation marks and put the second quotation mark into a new
line :) That should work at least for bash.


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