Subject: Re: discrepency beteen /bin/echo and builtin echo of /bin/sh
To: None <>
From: Eric Gillespie <>
List: current-users
Date: 06/10/2002 17:01:25
Ben Harris <> writes:

> > (ignore the fact that POSIX-2001 bans -n as well -- that'll be fixed in TC1
> )
> That's still true (XCU/TC1/D1/7, if you want to look it up).

Well there you go; the standard changes again.  That's why this
entire discussion is purely academic from my point of view; you
have to use printf if you're doing anything other than 'echo "foo"'
or 'echo "foo $bar"'.  echo is completely unreliable.

Eric Gillespie <*>

Conformity is a sin.