Tim Kynerd wrote:

> [snip]
>
>...
>that gets is escaping my backslashes, resulting in the sequence "\\n" in
>my data. This is NOT desirable.
>
>Is there any way to control (read: quash) this behavior?
>  
>

When debugging, strings are shown as if they had been entered in double 
quotes, so '\n' appears as "\\n". That's two characters ("\\" is a 
backslash), both of which are in your input file. It looks like gets is 
reading exactly what you gave it.

  Mark