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 echo(1)							     echo(1)




 NAME
      echo - echo (print) arguments

 SYNOPSIS
      echo [arg] ...

 DESCRIPTION
      echo writes its arguments separated by blanks and terminated by a
      new-line on the standard output.	It also understands C-like escape
      conventions; beware of conflicts with the shell's use of \:

	   \a	     write an alert character
	   \b	     backspace
	   \c	     print line without appending a new-line
	   \f	     form-feed
	   \n	     new-line
	   \r	     carriage return
	   \t	     tab
	   \v	     vertical tab
	   \\	     backslash
	   \n	     the 8-bit character whose ASCII code is the 1-, 2-, 3-
		     or 4-digit octal number n, whose first character must
		     be a zero.
	   \0num     write an 8-bit value that is the zero-, one-, two- or
		     three-digit octal number num

      echo is useful for producing diagnostics in command files and for
      sending known data into a pipe.

    Notes
      Berkeley echo differs from this implementation.  The former does not
      implement the backslash escapes.	However, the semantics of the \c
      escape can be obtained by using the -n option.  The echo command
      implemented as a built-in function of csh follows the Berkeley
      semantics (see csh(1)).

 EXTERNAL INFLUENCES
    Environment Variables
      LC_CTYPE determines the interpretation of arg as single and/or multi-
      byte characters.

      If LC_CTYPE is not specified in the environment or is set to the empty
      string, the value of LANG is used as a default for each unspecified or
      empty variable.  If LANG is not specified or is set to the empty
      string, a default of "C" (see lang(5)) is used instead of LANG.  If
      any internationalization variable contains an invalid setting, echo
      behaves as if all internationalization variables are set to "C".	See
      environ(5).

    International Code Set Support
      Single- and multi-byte character code sets are supported.



 Hewlett-Packard Company	    - 1 -   HP-UX Release 11i: November 2000






 echo(1)							     echo(1)




 AUTHOR
      echo was developed by OSF and HP.

 SEE ALSO
      sh(1).

 BUGS
      No characters are printed after the first \c.  This is not normally a
      problem.

 STANDARDS CONFORMANCE
      echo: SVID2, SVID3, XPG2, XPG3, XPG4, POSIX.2










































 Hewlett-Packard Company	    - 2 -   HP-UX Release 11i: November 2000