Basic Linux Command Example: 


Get help on Linux echo Command.


   Linux echo command is use to write arguments to the standard output (echoing to standard output/screen) on Linux system.  The Linux echo command is one of bash shell built in command.  The command example below show how to get help on Linux echo command using shell command, this help show information on how to use the Linux echo command, the echo command options and the arguments that can be use with Linux echo command.


Get Linux echo command help


  Execute help command and the name of Linux command that we want the help file, the example below we execute help command with -m option to get the help for echo command using the manpage format.

echo linux command

[linux@fedora11 ~]$ help -m echo


    echo - Write arguments to the standard output.



    echo [-neE] [arg ...]



    Write arguments to the standard output.


    Display the ARGs on the standard output followed by a newline.



      -n        do not append a newline

      -e        enable interpretation of the following backslash escapes

      -E        explicitly suppress interpretation of backslash escapes


    `echo' interprets the following backslash-escaped characters:

      \a        alert (bell)

      \b        backspace

      \c        suppress further output

      \e        escape character

      \f        form feed

      \n        new line

      \r        carriage return

      \t        horizontal tab

      \v        vertical tab

      \\        backslash

      \0nnn     the character whose ASCII code is NNN (octal).  NNN can be

        0 to 3 octal digits

      \xHH      the eight-bit character whose value is HH (hexadecimal).  HH

        can be one or two hex digits


    Exit Status:

    Returns success unless a write error occurs.






    GNU bash, version 4.0.16(1)-release (i386-redhat-linux-gnu)

    Copyright (C) 2009 Free Software Foundation, Inc.

    License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <>


[linux@fedora11 ~]$


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