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NAME

       echo - display a line of text

SYNOPSIS

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

DESCRIPTION

       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

       --version
              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)

       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.

AUTHOR

       Written by Brian Fox and Chet Ramey.

REPORTING BUGS

       Report echo bugs to bug-coreutils@gnu.org
       GNU coreutils home page: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>
       General help using GNU software: <http://www.gnu.org/gethelp/>
       Report echo translation bugs to <http://translationproject.org/team/>

COPYRIGHT

       Copyright  ©  2010  Free Software Foundation, Inc.  License GPLv3+: GNU
       GPL version 3 or later <http://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>.
       This is free software: you are free  to  change  and  redistribute  it.
       There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.

SEE ALSO

       The  full documentation for echo is maintained as a Texinfo manual.  If
       the info and echo programs are properly installed  at  your  site,  the
       command

              info coreutils 'echo invocation'

       should give you access to the complete manual.