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echo(1)			    General Commands Manual		       echo(1)

NAME
       echo - echo (print) arguments

SYNOPSIS
       [arg] ...

DESCRIPTION
       writes  its  arguments separated	by blanks and terminated by a new-line
       on the standard output.	It also	understands C-like escape conventions;
       beware of conflicts with	the shell's use	of

	      write an alert character
	      backspace
	      print line without appending a new-line
	      form-feed
	      new-line
	      carriage return
	      tab
	      vertical tab
	      backslash
	      the 8-bit	character whose
			ASCII  code  is	the 1-,	2-, 3- or 4-digit octal	number
			n, whose first character must be a zero.
	      write an 8-bit value that	is the zero-,  one-,  two-  or	three-
	      digit octal number
			num

       is  useful  for	producing diagnostics in command files and for sending
       known data into a pipe.

   Notes
       Berkeley	differs	from this implementation.  The former does not	imple-
       ment  the  backslash escapes.  However, the semantics of	the escape can
       be obtained by using the	option.	 The echo  command  implemented	 as  a
       built-in	function of follows the	Berkeley semantics (see	csh(1)).

EXTERNAL INFLUENCES
   Environment Variables
       determines  the interpretation of arg as	single and/or multi-byte char-
       acters.

       If is not specified in the environment or is set	to the	empty  string,
       the  value  of is used as a default for each unspecified	or empty vari-
       able.  If is not	specified or is	set to the empty string, a default  of
       "C"  (see lang(5)) is used instead of If	any internationalization vari-
       able contains an	invalid	setting, behaves as if	all  internationaliza-
       tion variables are set to "C".  See environ(5).

   International Code Set Support
       Single- and multi-byte character	code sets are supported.

AUTHOR
       was developed by	OSF and	HP.

SEE ALSO
       sh(1).

BUGS
       No  characters are printed after	the first This is not normally a prob-
       lem.

STANDARDS CONFORMANCE
								       echo(1)

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