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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-coreutils@gnu.org>.

COPYRIGHT
       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.

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.



echo 5.97			  March 2012			       ECHO(1)
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