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ECHO(1) General Commands Manual ECHO(1)

echowrite arguments to the standard output

echo [-n] [string ...]

The echo utility writes any specified operands, separated by single blank (‘ ’) characters and followed by a newline (‘\n’) character, to the standard output. When no operands are given, only the newline is written.

The options are as follows:

Do not print the trailing newline character.

The echo utility exits 0 on success, and >0 if an error occurs.

csh(1), ksh(1), printf(1)

The echo utility is compliant with the IEEE Std 1003.1-2008 (“POSIX.1”) specification.

The flag [-n] is an extension to that specification.

echo also exists as a built-in to csh(1) and ksh(1), though with a different syntax.

September 3, 2010 OpenBSD-5.3