utter outputs each argument according to some rules: by default, it
outputs each argument on its own line:
% utter foo bar baz foo bar baz
But you can override the strings printed before, after, and inbetween the arguments:
% utter -b 'Simon says: ' -a $'!\n' foo bar baz Simon says: foo! Simon says: bar! Simon says: baz!
There are two predefined modes. One for generating NUL-separated data:
% utter -z foo bar baz | od -c 0000000 f o o \0 b a r \0 b a z \0 0000014
And one for verifying argument quoting:
% utter -q 'foo bar' baz »foo bar« »baz«
utter does no escape processing at all, your shell probably can do
I mostly use
utter as in the first example, and frequently with
Why is it better than
printf '%s\n'? It doesn’t output anything when
no arguments are given.
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