ECHO(1) ECHO(1) NAME echo - echo arguments SYNOPSIS echo [ -n ] [ -e ] [ arg ] ... DESCRIPTION Echo writes its arguments separated by blanks and terminated by a newline on the standard output. Option -n suppresses the newline. Option -e enables the interpretation of C-style escape codes, \b, \f, \n, \r, \t, \\, and \ddd, where d is an octal digit, plus the special code \c, which terminates the out- put. Echo is useful for producing diagnostics in shell programs and for writing constant data on pipes. To send diagnostics to the standard error file, do `echo ... 1>&2'.