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ECHO(1) 	       DragonFly General Commands Manual	       ECHO(1)

NAME

echo -- write arguments to the standard output

SYNOPSIS

echo [-n] [string ...]

DESCRIPTION

The echo utility writes any specified operands, separated by single blank (` ') characters and followed by a newline (`\n') character, to the stan- dard output. 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 iden- tical to this utility. Consult the builtin(1) manual page.

EXIT STATUS

The echo utility exits 0 on success, and >0 if an error occurs.

SEE ALSO

builtin(1), csh(1), printf(1), sh(1)

STANDARDS

The echo utility conforms to IEEE Std 1003.1-2001 (``POSIX.1'') as amended by Cor. 1-2002. DragonFly 3.9 April 12, 2003 DragonFly 3.9