On 8/14/19 10:23 PM, Stephane Chazelas wrote:
2019-08-14 09:28:22 -0700, Kaz Kylheku (Coreutils):
[...]
According to POSIX, echo doesn't take options. It is specified
that "Implementations shall not support any options."
(We have options, though,  so things are complicated.)
[...]

The POSIX specification of "echo" is going to change in a future
version. See: http://austingroupbugs.net/view.php?id=1222
and http://austingroupbugs.net/view.php?id=1222#c4375 for the
accepted new text.


I see.

IMHO they should have kept the "no args allowed" for echo
("in the late 70s") and should have introduced a new tool
"eecho" instead.


Regards
Harri

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