Section: User Commands (1)
Updated: October 2015
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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.
GNU coreutils online help: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>
Report echo translation bugs to <http://translationproject.org/team/>
Copyright © 2014 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.
Full documentation at: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/echo>
or available locally via: info '(coreutils) echo invocation'
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