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Name: echo
Description: echo arguments
Author: Randy Yarger, randy.yarger@nextel.com
License: perl

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package PerlPowerTools::echo;

use strict;

my ($VERSION) = '1.2';

__PACKAGE__->run( @ARGV ) unless caller();

sub run {
    my ( $self, @args ) = @_;

    unless (@args) {
        print "\n";
        exit 0;

    if ($args[0] eq '-?') {
    print <<EOF;
Usage: echo [-n] [arguments]

Displays the command line arguments, seperated by spaces.

       -n:     Do not print a newline after the arguments.
       -?:     Display usage information.
        exit 0;

    my $N = 1;
    if ($args[0] eq '-n') {
        $N = 0;
        shift @args;

    print join ' ', @args;
    print "\n" if $N == 1;

    exit 0;





=head1 NAME

echo - echo arguments


echo [-n] [arguments...]


echo prints the command line arguments seperated by spaces. A newline is
printed at the end unless the '-n' option is given.

=head2 OPTIONS

I<echo> accepts the following options:

=over 4

=item -n

Do not print a newline after the arguments.

=item -?

Print out a short help message, then exit.



The working of I<echo> is not influenced by any environment variables.

=head1 BUGS

I<echo> has no known bugs.

=head1 AUTHOR

The Perl implementation of I<echo>
was written by Randy Yarger, I<randy.yarger@nextel.com>.


This program is copyright by Randy Yarger 1999.

This program is free and open software. You may use, modify, distribute
and sell this program (and any modified variants) in any way you wish,
provided you do not restrict others to do the same.