Ville Miekk-oja Ville Miekk-oja - 19 days ago 8
Javascript Question

Wrap long template literal line to multiline without creating a new line in the string

In es6 template literals, how can one wrap a long template literal to multiline without creating a new line in the string?

For example, if you do this:

const text = `a very long string that just continues
and continues and continues`


Then it will create a new line symbol to the string, as interpreting it to have a new line. How can one wrap the long template literal to multiple lines without creating the newline?

Answer

If you introduce a line continuation (\) at the point of the newline in the literal, it won't create a newline on output:

const text = `a very long string that just continues\
and continues and continues`;
console.log(text); // a very long string that just continuesand continues and continues