# Nix strings

## Simple strings

Strings in Nix can be written with double quotes, and can span multiple lines:

"some string"


Within simple strings, the special characters ", \, and the antiquotation sequence ${ must be escaped with a leading \. Standard whitespace escape sequences \n, \r, and \t work as expected. ## Indented strings Indented strings are written between double single quotes: '' This is some longer string that spans multiple lines. ''  These strings strip the minimal indentation from each line. Within indented strings, some additional character escaping is necessary. • $ -> ''\$
• '' -> '''
• \n -> ''\n (and so on for other escape sequences)

## URIs

A URI is also a string, though it can be written without quotes.

https://example.com