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echo - display a line of text


echo [OPTION]... [STRING]...


Echo the STRING(s) to standard output. -n do not output the trailing newline -e enable interpretation of the backslash-escaped characters listed below -E disable interpretation of those sequences in STRINGs --help display this help and exit (should be alone) --version output version information and exit (should be alone) Without -E, the following sequences are recognized and interpolated: \NNN the character whose ASCII code is NNN (octal) \\ backslash \a alert (BEL) \b backspace \c suppress trailing newline \f form feed \n new line \r carriage return \t horizontal tab \v vertical tab


Written by FIXME unknown. REPORTING BUGS Report bugs to <>. COPYRIGHT Copyright © 2000 Free Software Foundation, Inc. This is free software; see the source for copying condi­ tions. There is NO warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.


The full documentation for echo is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info and echo programs are properly installed at your site, the command info echo should give you access to the complete manual. GNU sh-utils 2.0.11 July 2001 ECHO(1)