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OpenSolaris 2009.06 - man page for echo (opensolaris section 1f)

echo(1F)							   FMLI Commands							  echo(1F)

NAME
echo - put string on virtual output
SYNOPSIS
echo [string]...
DESCRIPTION
The echo function directs each string it is passed to the standard output. If no argument is given, echo looks to the standard input for input. It is often used in conditional execution or for passing a string to another command.
EXAMPLES
Example 1 A sample of the echo command. Set the done descriptor to help if a test fails: done=`if [ -s $F1 ]; then echo close; else echo help; fi`
ATTRIBUTES
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes: +-----------------------------------------------------------+ |ATTRIBUTE TYPE ATTRIBUTE VALUE | |Availability SUNWcsu | +-----------------------------------------------------------+
SEE ALSO
echo(1), attributes(5) SunOS 5.11 5 Jul 1990 echo(1F)