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bug/enhancement with echo

From: Eddie Hart
Subject: bug/enhancement with echo
Date: Wed, 9 Feb 2005 11:54:24 -0700

To whom it may concern,
There is a portability problem with echo.
Unlike Solaris and other System V Unices (MP-RAS, HP-UX) the GNU echo command 
does not natively support interpretation of backslash characters.
This behavior causes portability problems with scripts and such written on 
other platforms. I realize that there is a -n and -e parameters exist and can 
be utilized to provide similar functionality, however this requires spending 
valuable time to correct scripts and thus causes management to have an ill 
perceived notion that using Linux is a hardship they would not like to endure.
I appreciate your time and hope that you will consider my comments.

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