Subject: echo -n vs. echo ... \c
To: None <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 04/06/2004 16:14:10
Regarding the Linux patch posted about echo, and related things:

Interix does indeed have an "echo" that doesn't recognize "-n" at all.  In
fact, the SUSv2/OGBS6 definition of "echo" explicitly *dis*allows the use of
"-n", and requires use of trailing "\c" instead.  So "\c" is, in effect, the
Unix(tm) Standard....

Perhaps a better idea would be to check the pkgsrc-supported platforms for
availability of "\c"?

-- Todd Vierling <> <>