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ECHO(1)                          User Commands                         ECHO(1)



NAME
       echo - display a line of text

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

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     suppress trailing newline

       \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 super-
       sedes the version described here.  Please refer to your  shell's  docu-
       mentation for details about the options it supports.

AUTHOR
       Written by FIXME unknown.

REPORTING BUGS
       Report bugs to <bug-coreutilsATgnu.org>.

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright  (C) 2008 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 echo

       should give you access to the complete manual.



GNU coreutils 6.9.92.4-f088d-dirtJanuary 2008                          ECHO(1)