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       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:

       \0NNN  the character whose ASCII code is NNN (octal)

       \\     backslash

       \a     alert (BEL)

       \b     backspace

       \c     produce no further output

       \f     form feed

       \n     new line

       \r     carriage return

       \t     horizontal tab

       \v     vertical tab

       NOTE:  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.


       Written by Brian Fox and Chet Ramey.


       Report echo bugs to
       GNU coreutils home page: <>
       General help using GNU software: <>


       Copyright  ©  2009  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.


       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 invocation'

       should give you access to the complete manual.