Using jira-cli, how can I set a multiline Description?

All the examples show a single line Description, much like Summary, but this is not very usable. I haven't been able to figure out how to set a multiline description.

How is this done?

Thanks!

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Yes, it isn't obvious :(. Best place to look for this type of thing is Examples . Use " \n " and the blanks are important.

I just tested this with createProject command

--description "A new Jira \n Project I\"' \n created" 

Result was the description was

A new Jira \n Project I"' \n created

I expected the \n to be newlines

You are correct, the conversion is done for some fields, but not that one. ACLI-171 will fix that.

I just tested this with createProject command

--description "A new Jira \n Project I\"' \n created" 

Result was the description was

A new Jira \n Project I"' \n created

I expected the \n to be newlines

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