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echo(1)                          User Commands                         echo(1)


       echo - display a line of text


       echo [SHORT-OPTION]... [STRING]...
       echo LONG-OPTION


       Echo the STRING(s) to standard output.

       -n     do not output the trailing newline

       -e     enable interpretation of backslash escapes

       -E     disable interpretation of backslash escapes (default)

       --help display this help and exit

              output version information and exit

       If -e is in effect, the following sequences are recognized:

       \\     backslash

       \a     alert (BEL)

       \b     backspace

       \c     produce no further output

       \e     escape

       \f     form feed

       \n     new line

       \r     carriage return

       \t     horizontal tab

       \v     vertical tab

       \0NNN  byte with octal value NNN (1 to 3 digits)

       \xHH   byte with hexadecimal value HH (1 to 2 digits)

       Your shell may have its own version of echo, which usually supersedes
       the version described here.  Please refer to your shell's documentation
       for details about the options it supports.

       Consider using the 'printf' command instead, as it avoids problems when
       outputting option-like strings.


       Written by Brian Fox and Chet Ramey.


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       Copyright © 2024 Free Software Foundation, Inc.  License GPLv3+: GNU
       GPL version 3 or later <>.
       This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it.
       There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.



       Full documentation <>
       or available locally via: info '(coreutils) echo invocation'

GNU coreutils 9.5                 March 2024                           echo(1)

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