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ECHO(1)			  BSD 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.

     The end-of-options	marker -- is not recognized and	written	literally.

     The newline may also be suppressed	by appending `\c' to the end of	the
     string, as	is done	by iBCS2 compatible systems.  Note that	the -n 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.	 For portability, echo
     should only be used if the	first argument does not	start with a hyphen
     (`-') and does not	contain	any backslashes	(`\').	If this	is not suffi-
     cient, printf(1) should be	used.

     Most shells provide a builtin echo	command	which tends to differ from
     this utility in the treatment of options and backslashes.	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.

BSD			       November	12, 2010			   BSD

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