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ECHO(1)			FreeBSD	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.

FreeBSD	6.0			April 12, 2003			   FreeBSD 6.0

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