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From: herndon@umn-cs.UUCP
Newsgroups: net.sources
Subject: GNU Echo, Release 1
Message-ID: <1600001@umn-cs.UUCP>
Date: 28 Oct 85 18:23:00 GMT
/* Written 12:22 pm Oct 28, 1985 by umn-cs!herndon in umn-cs:net.jokes */
/* ---------- "GNU Echo, Release 1" ---------- */
GNUecho(1) UNIX Programmer's Manual GNUecho(1)
echo - echo arguments
echo [ options ] ...
_^HE_^Hc_^Hh_^Ho writes its arguments separated by blanks and terminated
by a newline on the standard output. Options to filter and
redirect the output are as follows:
-2 generate rhyming couplets from keywords
-3 generate Haiku verse from keywords
-5 generate limerick from keywords
-a convert ASCII to ASCII
-A disambiguate sentence structure
-b generate bureaucratese equivalent (see -x)
-B issue equivalent C code with bugs fixed
-c simplify/calculate arithmetic expression(s)
-C remove copyright notice(s)
-d define new echo switch map
-D delete all ownership information from system files
-e evaluate lisp expression(s)
-E convert ASCII to Navajo
-f read input from file
-F transliterate to french
-g generate pseudo-revolutionary marxist catch-phrases
-G prepend GNU manifesto
-h halt system (reboot suppressed on Suns, Apollos, and
VAXen, not supported on NOS-2)
-i emulate IBM OS/VU (recursive universes not supported)
-I emulate IBM VTOS 3.7.6 (chronosynclastic infundibulae
supported with restrictions documented in IBM VTOS
Printed 10/28/85 18 January 1983 1
GNUecho(1) UNIX Programmer's Manual GNUecho(1)
Reference Manual rev 3.2.6)
-J generate junk mail
-j justify text (see -b option)
-k output "echo" software tools
-K delete privileged accounts
-l generate legalese equivalent
-L load echo modules
-M generate mail
-N send output to all reachable networks (usable with -J,
-K, -h options)
-n do not add newline to the output
-o generate obscene text
-O clean up dirty language
-p decrypt and print /etc/passwd
-P port echo to all reachable networks
-P1 oolcay itay
-q query standard input for arguments
-r read alternate ".echo" file on start up
-R change root password to "RMS"
-s suspend operating system during output (Sun and VAX BSD
4.2 only)
-S translate to swahili
-T emulate TCP/IP handler
-t issue troff output
-u issue unix philosophy essay
-v generate reverberating echo
-V print debugging information
Printed 10/28/85 18 January 1983 2
GNUecho(1) UNIX Programmer's Manual GNUecho(1)
-x decrypt DES format messages (NSA secret algorithm CX
3.8, not distributed outside continental US)
_^HE_^Hc_^Hh_^Ho is useful for producing diagnostics in shell programs
and for writing constant data on pipes. To send diagnostics
to the standard error file, do `echo ... 1>&2'.
Richard M. Stallman
Printed 10/28/85 18 January 1983 3
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