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Re: echo and -n versus \c

From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: Re: echo and -n versus \c
Date: Wed, 06 Dec 2006 21:58:10 +0100
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Raymond DeGennaro II <address@hidden> writes:

> On every other *nix system I've used, both the built-in echo in 'sh' (I
> know there's variations and that's why the scripts I'm using use
> /bin/echo) and /bin/echo work like this:
> RayD$ /bin/echo -n "blah"
> blahRayD$
> RayD$ /bin/echo "blah\c"
> blahRayD$

You apparently haven't used any BSD-based system yet.  From the POSIX

  It is not possible to use echo portably across all POSIX systems unless
  both −n (as the first argument) and escape sequences are omitted.


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