Bug 164287 - ksh no longer works properly for "echo -e" (prints the -e)
ksh no longer works properly for "echo -e" (prints the -e)
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: ksh (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Karsten Hopp
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Reported: 2005-07-26 11:58 EDT by John Fishman
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-09-07 09:59:06 EDT
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Description John Fishman 2005-07-26 11:58:50 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.9) Gecko/20050711 Firefox/1.0.5

Description of problem:
$ ksh
$ echo "-e foo\c"
-e foo\c

$ type echo
echo is a shell builtin

ksh man page sez:

       echo [ arg ... ]
              When the first arg does not begin with a -, and none of  the argu-
              ments contain a \, then echo prints each of its argumentsseparated
              by a space and terminated by a new-line.  Otherwise,  the behavior
              of  echo  is  system  dependent and print or printf describedbelow
              should be used.  See echo(1) for usage and description.

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Comment 1 Karsten Hopp 2005-09-07 09:59:06 EDT
Well, the first arg begins with a '-', therefore the behaviour of echo IS system
dependent. You'd better use either /bin/echo or the builtins print/printf.

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