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# 1  
Old 12-16-2009
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.
# 2  
Old 12-16-2009
Use printf instead
# 3  
Old 12-16-2009
Try echo with the -n option or use printf.
# 4  
Old 12-17-2009
If your echo doesn't have the "-n" option, use the "\c" flag in the echo string:

Code:
echo "String\c"

# 5  
Old 12-17-2009
In ksh only
Code:
#!/bin/ksh
echo "In Single line\c"

# 6  
Old 12-17-2009
The syntax echo "String\c" is not confined to ksh.
For your shell first check whether "echo" is a built-in:

Code:
type echo

If it is built-in, see the manual for your shell.
If it is not built-in, see "man echo" for your system.
# 7  
Old 12-17-2009
try -n:

Quote:
echo -n "Your name-"
read UserName

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