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


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 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 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.


The echo command appeared in Version 3 AT&T UNIX. DragonFly 4.5 August 23, 2016 DragonFly 4.5

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