Subject: Re: echo -e flag
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Bruce J.A. Nourish <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 09/07/2003 13:33:45
On Sun, Sep 07, 2003 at 10:24:16PM +0200, Quentin Garnier wrote:
> Le Sun, 7 Sep 2003 13:18:51 -0700
> Bruce J.A. Nourish a ecrit :
> > I'm creating a package for some software that under some
> > circumstances requires the use of the "-e" flag to echo. This
> > flag seems to have been invented by the GNU people:
> > -e Enable interpretation of the following backslash-
> > escaped characters in the strings:
> > I was wondering if anyone would approve of me adding this functionality
> > to echo(1). The only other alternative I have is to make the package
> > depend on GNU coreutils, which is a massive overkill for a puny little
> > echo flag.
> Couldn't you change it to use printf(1) ?
I thought about that not long after I wrote the original post. GNU
coreutils does provide a compatible printf, so I think I'll submit
a bug to the maintainers.
Bruce J.A. Nourish <bjan+JUNK@bjan.net>