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Re: /bin/echo -- $var

From: Harald Dunkel
Subject: Re: /bin/echo -- $var
Date: Thu, 15 Aug 2019 09:53:29 +0200
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On 8/14/19 10:23 PM, Stephane Chazelas wrote:
2019-08-14 09:28:22 -0700, Kaz Kylheku (Coreutils):
According to POSIX, echo doesn't take options. It is specified
that "Implementations shall not support any options."
(We have options, though,  so things are complicated.)

The POSIX specification of "echo" is going to change in a future
version. See:
and for the
accepted new text.

I see.

IMHO they should have kept the "no args allowed" for echo
("in the late 70s") and should have introduced a new tool
"eecho" instead.


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