Subject: Re: echo -e flag
To: None <>
From: Julio M. Merino Vidal <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 09/09/2003 18:01:22
On Tue, 9 Sep 2003 08:37:38 -0700 wrote:

> Granted, but (a) this echo is not documented under sh(1) and (b) if it
> is the echo that is documented under ksh(1), it does not support all
> the escapes that GNU echo does. 
> Fortunately, this whole question has become moot. I've been in contact
> with the maintainer, and it turns out that there are only two instances
> of echo in the whole foomatic database, and I have patched both of them.
> It is unlikely that many more echo instances will occur in future.

But, can't printf(1) be used here?

Julio M. Merino Vidal <>
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