Subject: Re: which echo.c would you choose?
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
Date: 11/30/1999 15:32:34
>> So how do you output only -n? echo -n -; echo n? Seems silly.
> You don't, of course! This is why ksh has print, which has
> well-defined semantics everywhere,
Aren't ill-thought-out "standards" lovely? :-P
> and why the \c, though uglier, is "probably right".
It has its own problems, though. In particular, if you have a string
that might - but doesn't necessarily - end with \c, it's ugly to get it
output. You can
but if $string includes any backslashes, it's going to get mutilated by
the time it makes it to the output. This is why I said I'd prefer echo
and echon, or some such.
7D C8 61 52 5D E7 2D 39 4E F1 31 3E E8 B3 27 4B