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Re: echo '-e' doesn't work as expected, or does it?

From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: Re: echo '-e' doesn't work as expected, or does it?
Date: Mon, 23 Jan 2012 11:42:10 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.92 (gnu/linux)

Pierre Gaston <address@hidden> writes:

> On Mon, Jan 23, 2012 at 11:47 AM, Ralf Goertz
> <address@hidden> wrote:
>> Philip wrote:
>>> Hi! Short question this time..
>>> $ echo '-e'
>>> does not print -e
>>> $ echo '-e '
>>> does print -e .
>> By the way, neither -e nor -E are explained in the option section of
>> „help echo“. Only -n is mentioned there.
>> GNU bash, Version 4.2.10(1)-release (x86_64-suse-linux-gnu)
> you might want to report a bug to suse, here i get:

It's a bug in --enable-separate-helpfiles: the generated file contains
only one help string for echo, which happens to be the one for !V9_ECHO.


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