Programming Tutorials

echo Command in Linux Shell Script

By: Vivek G. in Linux Tutorials on 2011-01-09  

Use echo command to display text or value of variable.

echo [options] [string, variables...]
Displays text or variables value on screen.


  • -n Do not output the trailing new line.
  • -e Enable interpretation of the following backslash escaped characters in the strings:
  • \a alert (bell)
  • \b backspace
  • \c suppress trailing new line
  • \n new line
  • \r carriage return
  • \t horizontal tab
  • \\ backslash

For e.g. $ echo -e "An apple a day keeps away \a\t\tdoctor\n"

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