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Development Tools Introduction to the Terminal The Command Shell Command Arguments

echo command in the terminal

Hey there! hope you are ok.

I still don't see the point of the echo argument to be useful? obviously if it is there it is for a reason, but I cannot visualise why we need this for?

1 Answer

Hi Silvia! echo is used to print output to the screen - similar to console.log() in javascript. So, say you made a terminal script, you could calculate 2+2 and see the result of the calculation in the terminal with the echo command:

 #!/bin/bash
let a=2+2
echo $a

Let me know if this helps!