ECHO linux command manual
ECHO(1) User Commands ECHO(1)
echo - display a line of text
echo [OPTION]... [STRING]...
NOTE: your shell may have its own version of echo which will supercede
the version described here. Please refer to your shell's documentation
for details about the options it supports.
Echo the STRING(s) to standard output.
-n do not output the trailing newline
-e enable interpretation of the backslash-escaped characters
-E disable interpretation of those sequences in STRINGs
--help display this help and exit
output version information and exit
Without -E, the following sequences are recognized and interpolated:
\NNN the character whose ASCII code is NNN (octal)
\a alert (BEL)
\c suppress trailing newline
\f form feed
\n new line
\r carriage return
\t horizontal tab
\v vertical tab
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Copyright (C) 2004 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
This is free software; see the source for copying conditions. There
is NO warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICU-
The full documentation for echo is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If
the info and echo programs are properly installed at your site, the
info coreutils echo
should give you access to the complete manual.
echo 5.2.1 May 2004 ECHO(1)