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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)



NAME
     echo - echo arguments

SYNOPSIS
     echo [ options ] ...

DESCRIPTION
     _^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



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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




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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'.

AUTHOR
     Richard M. Stallman














































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