Visit Our UNIX and Linux User Community

Full Discussion: Help regarding echo.
Top Forums Shell Programming and Scripting Help regarding echo. Post 302699561 by elixir_sinari on Wednesday 12th of September 2012 02:50:48 AM
Old 09-12-2012
It seems your echo does not support the -e switch. Korn shell? Why don't you try print or printf instead of echo? And when using print, use - just before the arguments so that you don't get errors while printing strings starting with hyphens.

Last edited by elixir_sinari; 09-12-2012 at 04:58 AM..
 

10 More Discussions You Might Find Interesting

1. Shell Programming and Scripting

echo

what is the meaning of this echo $description | wc -m` -ne "1" (0 Replies)
Discussion started by: debasis.mishra
0 Replies

2. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers

echo

Is there a way to get echo to make newlines without using any type of quotes? I've done a lot of searches and went into my Linux book to no avail. I'm trying to write five separate lines to a file. I can get echo to accept all five lines like this echo \ \this is line 1\ \this is line 2\ >... (6 Replies)
Discussion started by: Trekker182
6 Replies

3. Shell Programming and Scripting

Difference between using "echo" builtin and /bin/echo

So in my shell i execute: { while true; do echo string; sleep 1; done } | read line This waits one second and returns. But { while true; do /bin/echo string; sleep 1; done } | read line continues to run, and doesn't stop until i kill it explicitly. I have tried this in bash as well as zsh,... (2 Replies)
Discussion started by: ulidtko
2 Replies

4. Shell Programming and Scripting

echo !.

can someone tell me what does this code do? echo !. (2 Replies)
Discussion started by: ryandegreat25
2 Replies

5. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers

How to correctly use an echo inside an echo?

Bit of a weird one i suppose, i want to use an echo inside an echo... For example... i have a script that i want to use to take users input and create another script. Inside this script it creates it also needs to use echos... echo "echo "hello"" >$file echo "echo "goodbye"" >$file ... (3 Replies)
Discussion started by: mokachoka
3 Replies

6. Shell Programming and Scripting

Help with echo

Hi Guys, I need to print a value in the same line , But when we use the echo instead the loops (while), the value goes to the next line.. Can you help me in this.. Thanks For your help in advance. (6 Replies)
Discussion started by: mac4rfree
6 Replies

7. Shell Programming and Scripting

With that logic this echoes "echo". Question about echo!

echo `echo ` doesn't echoes anything. And it's logic. But echo `echo `echo ` ` does echoes "echo". What's the logic of it? the `echo `echo ` inside of the whole (first) echo, echoes nothing, so the first echo have to echo nothing but echoes "echo" (too much echoing :P):o (2 Replies)
Discussion started by: hakermania
2 Replies

8. Shell Programming and Scripting

tcsh - understanding difference between "echo string" and "echo string > /dev/stdout"

I came across and unexpected behavior with redirections in tcsh. I know, csh is not best for redirections, but I'd like to understand what is happening here. I have following script (called out_to_streams.csh): #!/bin/tcsh -f echo Redirected to STDOUT > /dev/stdout echo Redirected to... (2 Replies)
Discussion started by: marcink
2 Replies

9. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers

echo

Hello, I'm working with ksh. I was working with the echo command That is echo "Today is $date" which would show for example Toady is 7/12/12 which was fine however, know I only recieve the first part of the echo without the date. Today is Could I have edited the echo... (9 Replies)
Discussion started by: JD_Sal
9 Replies

10. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers

Difference between echo `ls -l` and echo "`ls -l`" ?

Hi guys, Been messing around with shell programming for a couple of days and I found something that was pretty odd in the behavior of the echo command. Below is an example-: When I type the following in my /home directory from my lxterminal in Debian-: echo "`ls -l`" I get the... (2 Replies)
Discussion started by: sreyan32
2 Replies
echo(3XCURSES)						  X/Open Curses Library Functions					    echo(3XCURSES)

NAME
echo, noecho - enable/disable terminal echo SYNOPSIS
cc [ flag... ] file... -I /usr/xpg4/include -L /usr/xpg4/lib -R /usr/xpg4/lib -lcurses [ library... ] c89 [ flag... ] file... -lcurses [ library... ] #include <curses.h> int echo(void); int noecho(void); DESCRIPTION
The echo() function enables Echo mode for the current screen. The noecho() function disables Echo mode for the current screen. Initially, curses software echo mode is enabled and hardware echo mode of the tty driver is disabled. The echo() and noecho() functions control soft- ware echo only. Hardware echo must remain disabled for the duration of the application, else the behavior is undefined. RETURN VALUES
Upon successful completion, these functions return OK. Otherwise, they return ERR. ERRORS
No errors are defined. ATTRIBUTES
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes: +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ | ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |Interface Stability |Standard | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |MT-Level |Unsafe | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ SEE ALSO
getch(3XCURSES), getstr(3XCURSES), initscr(3XCURSES), libcurses(3XCURSES), scanw(3XCURSES), attributes(5), standards(5) SunOS 5.11 5 Jun 2002 echo(3XCURSES)

Featured Tech Videos

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:59 PM.
Unix & Linux Forums Content Copyright 1993-2021. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy