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Re: echo -n


From: John McKown
Subject: Re: echo -n
Date: Thu, 2 Feb 2017 09:14:04 -0600

On Thu, Feb 2, 2017 at 3:02 AM, Sangamesh Mallayya <address@hidden> wrote:
Hi,

description:
in bash echo -n , echo -e , echo -E has a special meaning. But we do not
have a way in bash shell if we want to print
-n , -e and -E using echo command. Other shells supports printing of
-n/-e/-E options using echo command.

For example

with ksh
# echo -n
-n
#

with bash
# echo -n

#

Please let us know if this a bug or do we have any other option to print
-n ?

​Well, as another told me "echo is _evil_". You could use "printf" instead:

$ printf '%s\n' '-n'
-n
 


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