ECHO(1) User Commands ECHO(1)

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
disable interpretation of backslash escapes (default)
display this help and exit
output version information and exit

If -e is in effect, the following sequences are recognized:

\\
backslash
alert (BEL)
backspace
produce no further output
escape
form feed
new line
carriage return
horizontal tab
vertical tab
\0NNN
byte with octal value NNN (1 to 3 digits)
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.

Written by Brian Fox and Chet Ramey.

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Full documentation https://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/echo
or available locally via: info '(coreutils) echo invocation'

September 2021 GNU coreutils 9.0