This is sort of the same question I recently asked:
In my script I'm outputing lines of various symbols.
When I run my script it prints the information vertically.
I need my script to print out horizontally.
I know in the Korn shell you use \c, but it doesn't seem to work in bash - it will print \c with the symbols.
I think -n is the command but it won't work for me.
echo "| |\c"