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Re: echo -n

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: echo -n
Date: Thu, 2 Feb 2017 12:49:48 -0500
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On 2/2/17 11:56 AM, Jyoti B Tenginakai wrote:
> HI All,
> Thanks for your quick response.
> I have tried using the printf instead of echo. But the issue with printf is
> , the behaviour is not consistent with what echo prints for all the inputs
> i.e.
> In my script I am generically using echo for all the options. If I have to
> use printf instead of it should behave consistently .
> if echo * is passed to bash shell, the o/p shows the \t seperated values
> whereas with printf '%s' *, it won't display space separated output. Again
> printf '%s ' # behaviour is different from what echo # shows

        builtin printf "%s\n" "$*"

You can make this more elaborate if you want.

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