echo - echo arguments to the standard output
echo [ -n ] [ argument ... ]
SYSTEM V SYNOPSIS
/usr/5bin/echo argument ...
The System V version of this command is available with the System V
software installation option. Refer to for information on how to
install optional software.
echo writes its arguments on the standard output. Arguments must be
separated by SPACE characters or TAB characters, and terminated by a
echo is useful for producing diagnostics in shell programs and for
writing constant data on pipes. If you are using the Bourne shell
(sh(1)), you can send diagnostics to the standard error file by typing:
echo ... >>&&2
SYSTEM V DESCRIPTION
Note: If /usr/5bin is ahead of /usr/bin in the Bourne shell's search
path, its built-in echo command mimics the System V version of echo as
echo also understands C -like escape conventions; beware of conflicts
with the shell's use of `\':
\c Print line without NEWLINE
\v vertical TAB
\n the 8-bit character whose ASCII code is the 1-, 2-, 3- or
4-digit octal number n. The first digit must be zero.
-n Do not add the NEWLINE to the output.
9 September 1987 ECHO(1V)