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kvit

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    RE: echo
    [quote] Some Linux/Unix commands are "external" programs/scripts/applications/etc from the shell and others are part of the shell. The echo command is part of the the shell and is an "internal" command.[/quote] "echo" is also included as an external command into GNU coreutils and may be different from the shells echo [code] $ dlocate /bin/echo coreutils: /bin/echo $ LANG=C /bin/echo --help Usage: /bin/echo [OPTION]... [STRING]... ---------------8<------------------- NOTE: your shell may have its own version of echo, which usually supersedes the version described here. Please refer to your shell's documentation for details about the options it supports. [/code]
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    Some Linux/Unix commands are "external" programs/scripts/applications/etc from the shell and others are part of the shell. The echo command is part of the the shell and is an "internal" command.

    "echo" is also included as an external command into GNU coreutils and may be different from the shells echo


    $ dlocate /bin/echo
    coreutils: /bin/echo
    $ LANG=C /bin/echo --help
    Usage: /bin/echo [OPTION]... [STRING]...
    ---------------8<-------------------
    NOTE: your shell may have its own version of echo, which usually supersedes
    the version described here. Please refer to your shell's documentation
    for details about the options it supports.

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