ECHO(1) User Commands ECHO(1)
echo - display a line of text
echo [OPTION]... [STRING]...
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
output version information and exit
If -e is in effect, the following sequences are recognized:
\0NNN the character whose ASCII code is NNN (octal)
\a alert (BEL)
\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.
Written by FIXME unknown.
Report bugs to <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Copyright (C) 2006 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
This is free software. You may redistribute copies of it under the
terms of the GNU General Public License
<http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>. There is NO WARRANTY, to the
extent permitted by law.
The full documentation for echo is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If
the info and echo programs are properly installed at your site, the
should give you access to the complete manual.
echo 5.97 March 2012 ECHO(1)