Echo Command

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To display the value of a variable either use echo or printf command as follows:

echo $varName


printf "%s\n" $varName

=Generating Output With echo command

Use echo command to display a line of text or variable value. It offer no formatting option. It is good command to display simple output.

echo Command Examples

# Display welcome message, computer name and date
echo " *** Demo Shell Script *** "
echo " Host : $(hostname) @ $(date)"
echo "-------------------------------------"

# Define variables
NOW=$(date +"%d-%m-%Y")

# Let us start backup
echo "Dumping MySQL Database to $BACKUP/$NOW"