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Description

Echo a message to stdout.

Parameters

message
Description: Message to be echoed

Domain: -

Default: -

to_file
Description: if specified this attribute defines the name of the file the message will be written to

Domain: valid filename

Default: -

append
Description: This attribute applies only if attribute 'to'file' was specified. If set to 'true' 'message' will be appended to the file. Otherwise the file will be overwritten with 'message'

Domain: Boolean (true|false)

Default: false

RNG Specification

<define name="echo">
  <element name="echo">
    <ref name="dir_if_unless"/>
    <choice>
      <text/>
      <attribute name="message"/>
    </choice>
    <optional>
      <attribute name="to_file"/>
      <optional>
        <attribute name="append"/>
      </optional>
    </optional>
  </element>
</define>

		

Examples

  <echo message="Hello world!"/>
  <echo message="Hello world!" to_file="messages.txt"/>
  <echo message="Hello world again!" to_file="messages.txt" append="true"/>
  <echo>Hello from inside 'echo'</echo>
  <echo>Hello from inside 'echo'
  using more than one line</echo>

		

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Last Updated: 7 July 2005
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