echo

Display message on screen, writes each given STRING to standard output, with a space between each and a newline after the last one.

SYNTAX
     echo [OPTION]... [STRING]...

OPTIONS

`-n'
     Do not output the trailing newline.

`-E'
     Disable the interpretation of the following backslash-escaped characters

`-e'
     Enable interpretation of the following backslash-escaped
     characters in each STRING:

    `\a'          alert (bell)

    `\b'          backspace

    `\c'          suppress trailing newline

    `\e'          escape 

`\f' form feed `\n' new line `\r' carriage return `\t' horizontal tab `\v' vertical tab `\\' backslash `\NNN' the character whose ASCII code is NNN (octal); if NNN is not a valid octal number, it is printed literally. `\xnnn'
the character whose ASCII code is the hexadecimal value
nnn (one to three digits)

echo is a BASH built-in command

Related commands
:

head - Output the first part of file(s)
less
- Display output one screen at a time
more - Display output one screen at a time
pg - Display one page at a time
tee - Redirect output to multiple files

Equivalent Windows NT commands:

ECHO - Display message on screen



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