Excuse me for a beginner's question. Does somebody know how to avoid the
newline which strictly follows 'date'? I have looked at the man page, but
there is only 'date +%n' which can add extra newlines, yet nothing which
prevents that newline at the end of the output from appearing. I would like
to use something efficient (not a scanner which removes the closing
newline) because the command will be called every 2 minutes or so.
Thanks in advance,