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Disabling Backslash Interpretation with "echo -E"?

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http://www.unix.com – Hello All, In a Bash Script I'm writing I have a section where I loop through a text file that was outputted by another script. In the text file some of the strings in there are enclosed with the BOLD "character sequences" (i.e. "\033[1m" ) and the "OFF" sequence (i.e. "\033[0m" ). Now I am reading the file line-by-line in a while loop and saving each line into an element in an array. What I would like to do is remove/disable these backslah escapes while saving the line from the file into the Array element. But it's weird, because if I run this comma (HowTos)