How to use ECHO to output a blank line

I learnt something new today. You can use the DOS ‘ECHO’ command to output a line (or in fact any text you want) by putting a period ‘.’ immediately after the ECHO. i.e. The following will echo a blank line.


Also, if you want to echo some special characters you can put a carat ‘^’ before them:

C:> ECHO ^>^>^>


C:> ECHO >>>

> was unexpected at this time.

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