echo -- write arguments to the standard output
echo [-n] [string ...]
The echo utility writes any specified operands, separated by single blank
(` ') characters and followed by a newline (`\n') character, to the standard
The following option is available:
-n Do not print the trailing newline character. This may also be
achieved by appending `\c' to the end of the string, as is done by
iBCS2 compatible systems. Note that this option as well as the
effect of `\c' are implementation-defined in IEEE Std 1003.1-2001
(``POSIX.1'') as amended by Cor. 1-2002. Applications aiming for
maximum portability are strongly encouraged to use printf(1) to
suppress the newline character.
Some shells may provide a builtin echo command which is similar or identical
to this utility. Consult the builtin(1) manual page.
The echo utility exits 0 on success, and >0 if an error occurs.
builtin(1), csh(1), printf(1), sh(1)
The echo utility conforms to IEEE Std 1003.1-2001 (``POSIX.1'') as
amended by Cor. 1-2002.
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