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Re: echo problem in Linux

From: Bob Proulx
Subject: Re: echo problem in Linux
Date: Mon, 28 Oct 2002 10:03:36 -0700
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Ronnie <address@hidden> [2002-10-27 23:26:07 +0200]:
> I am unable to get echo to recognise any of its options such as \n \c \r
> etc. I am using Redhat Linux 6.2.
> Any suggestions or reasons?
> Thanx
> Ronnie Sarkin

There is controversy over whether echo should behave like commercial
unix flavors or otherwise.  I personally prefer it to behave like
System V and interpret those options.  But others disagree.  And so
depending upon who compiled up your software they may have been
compiled as available for use or they may be available only if you
specify a -e option.


  echo -e "prompt: \c"

  man echo


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