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Old 09-12-2012
Help regarding echo.

hi,

When I give an echo command as below:

Code:
echo -e {some text here}

I am getting the output as :

Code:
-e {some text here}

The question is how to remove that "-e" from the output. I just want the {some text here} as output.


Please give suggestions.

Thanks in advanve..
# 2  
Old 09-12-2012
Code:
$echo -e "{some text here}"
{some text here}

or

Code:
$echo  {some text here}
{some text here}


Last edited by pamu; 09-12-2012 at 04:08 AM..
# 3  
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 03:58 AM..
# 4  
Old 09-12-2012
Help regarding echo.

Quote:
Originally Posted by elixir_sinari
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.

Ya I'm using ksh.Just did a work around and modified the text and problem solved.


Thanks anyway...

---------- Post updated at 02:09 AM ---------- Previous update was at 02:07 AM ----------

I tried that and its not working.
# 5  
Old 09-12-2012
What is not working? and what did you try? Also, mention the ksh version (set emacs editing mode on (set -o emacs) and type Ctrl followed by V or try with echo ${.sh.version}).

Last edited by elixir_sinari; 09-12-2012 at 04:29 AM..

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