Section: User Commands (1)
Updated: April 2010
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echo - display a line of text
Echo the STRING(s) to standard output.
do not output the trailing newline
enable interpretation of backslash escapes
disable interpretation of backslash escapes (default)
display this help and exit
output version information and exit
If -e is in effect, the following sequences are recognized:
produce no further output
byte with octal value NNN (1 to 3 digits)
byte with hexadecimal value HH (1 to 2 digits)
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.
Written by Brian Fox and Chet Ramey.
Report echo bugs to firstname.lastname@example.org
GNU coreutils home page: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>
General help using GNU software: <http://www.gnu.org/gethelp/>
Report echo translation bugs to <http://translationproject.org/team/>
Copyright © 2010 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.
The full documentation for
is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the
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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This document was created by
using the manual pages.