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Re: echo --version bug

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: echo --version bug
Date: 30 Oct 2003 22:52:27 -0800
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Josiah Ritchie <address@hidden> writes:

> I've got a version of echo on Gentoo in which the man pages report
> --version option, but when issued on the commandline, I get the
> string --version instead of the version information.

Are you sure you're running /bin/echo?  The Bash builtin echo behaves
the way that you describe.  POSIX doesn't allow "echo --version"
to output a version number, so there's some justification for the
Bash behavior.

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