echo [-neE] [arg ...]

Prints the given text or the values of the specified arguments.

Option Description


The trailing newline is suppressed.


Interpretation of the following backslash-escaped characters is turned on:


Alert (bell)




Suppress trailing newline


Escape character


Form feed


New line


Carriage return


Horizontal tab


Vertical tab




The character whose ASCII code is NUM (octal).


Explicitly turns off the interpretation of the above characters.