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NAME

echo - display a line of text  

SYNOPSIS

echo [SHORT-OPTION]... [STRING]...
echo LONG-OPTION  

DESCRIPTION

Echo the STRING(s) to standard output.

-n
do not output the trailing newline
-e
enable interpretation of backslash escapes
-E
disable interpretation of backslash escapes (default)
--help
display this help and exit
--version
output version information and exit

If -e is in effect, the following sequences are recognized:

\0NNN
the character whose ASCII code is NNN (octal)
\\
backslash
\a
alert (BEL)
\b
backspace
\c
produce no further output
\f
form feed
\n
new line
\r
carriage return
\t
horizontal tab
\v
vertical tab

NOTE: your shell may have its own version of echo, which usually supersedes the version described here. Please refer to your shell's documentation for details about the options it supports.  

AUTHOR

Written by Brian Fox and Chet Ramey.  

REPORTING BUGS

Report echo bugs to bug-coreutils@gnu.org
GNU coreutils home page: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>
General help using GNU software: <http://www.gnu.org/gethelp/>  

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 2009 Free Software Foundation, Inc. License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <http://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>.
This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it. There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.  

SEE ALSO

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 coreutils 'echo invocation'

should give you access to the complete manual.


 

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