Updated: 2021/Apr/14


ECHO(1)                     General Commands Manual                    ECHO(1)

NAME
     echo - write arguments to the standard output

SYNOPSIS
     echo [-n] [string ...]

DESCRIPTION
     The echo utility writes any specified operands, separated by single blank
     (`` '') characters and followed by a newline (``\n'') character, to the
     standard output.

     The following option is available:

     -n    Do not print the trailing newline character.

     Note that many shells (e.g., csh(1) and ksh(1)) provide a built-in echo
     command which tends to differ from this utility in the treatment of
     options and backslashes.

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

SEE ALSO
     csh(1), ksh(1), printf(1)

STANDARDS
     The echo utility is expected to be IEEE Std 1003.2 ("POSIX.2")
     compatible.

HISTORY
     An echo utility appeared in Version 2 AT&T UNIX.

NetBSD 9.99                    February 26, 2020                   NetBSD 9.99