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Korn shell only. Display string (on standard output by default). print includes the functions of echo and can be used in its place on most UNIX systems.



Ignore all subsequent options.

- -

Same as - .


Don't end output with a newline.


Send string to the process created by |& , instead of to standard output.


Ignore the escape sequences often used with echo .


Same as -r and ignore subsequent options (except -n ).


Send string to the history file.

-u[ n ]

Send string to file descriptor n (default is 1).

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