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:
NNN the character whose ASCII code is NNN (octal)
NOTE: your shell may have its own version of echo, which usually super- sedes the version described here. Please refer to your shells docu- mentation for details about the options it supports.
AUTHOR Written by FIXME unknown.
REPORTING BUGS Report bugs to <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
COPYRIGHT Copyright © 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
should give you access to the complete manual.
echo 5.97 March 2012 ECHO(1)