How do I echo a tab in Unix? Use the verbatim keystroke, ^V ( CTRL+V , C-v , whatever). When you type ^V into the terminal (or in most Unix editors), the following character is taken verbatim. You can use this to type a literal tab character inside a string you are echoing.
How do you type a tab in Linux? Use Ctrl+V (or Control+V on a Mac) and then the tab key. That will put a literal tab on the command line, which can be useful if (like me) you need to grep for a single character in a field in a tab delimited text file.
How do I print a tab in Linux? Answer: In Bash script, if you want to print out unprintable characters such as tab, you need to use -e flag together with the echo command.
How do you add a tab in bash? Ctrl-v, Ctrl-i will also work (I found this answer here). Also, I think a Ctrl-q, Ctrl-v, Tab will work.