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Re: patch for echo

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: Re: patch for echo
Date: Mon, 05 Apr 2004 13:04:14 +0200

Arne Becker <address@hidden> wrote:
> Since it is impossible to output just "-en" with the current echo,
> here's a patch for that.

Thanks for the patch, but do we really need that?
How about this?

  $ /bin/echo -e '\055en'

These days, it's better to use printf rather than echo,
unless you care about portability to the few last-gasp systems
that lack that program/shell-built-in.

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