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ECHO(1)                          User Commands                         ECHO(1)

       echo - display a line of text

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

       NOTE:  your shell may have its own version of echo which will supercede
       the version described here. Please refer to your shell`s        documentation
       for details about the options it supports.

       Echo the STRING(s) to standard output.

       -n     do not output the trailing newline

       -e     enable interpretation of the backslash-escaped characters listed

       -E     disable interpretation of those sequences in STRINGs

       --help display this help and exit

              output version information and exit

       Without -E, the following sequences are recognized and interpolated:

       \NNN   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

       Written by FIXME unknown.

       Report bugs to (

       Copyright .© 2004 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
       This is free software; see the source for copying conditions.  There is
       NO  warranty;  not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR

       The full documentation for echo is maintained as a Texinfo manual.   If
       the  info  and  echo  programs are properly installed at your site, the

              info coreutils echo

       should give you access to the complete manual.

echo 5.2.1                       October 2004                          ECHO(1)

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