The GNU Hello program produces a familiar, friendly greeting.
Yes, this is another implementation of the classic program that
prints “Hello, world!” when you run it.
However, unlike the minimal version often seen, GNU Hello processes
its argument list to modify its behavior, supports greetings in many
languages, and so on. The primary purpose of GNU Hello is to
demonstrate how to write other programs that do these things; it serves
as a model for GNU coding standards and
GNU maintainer practices.
GNU Hello is written in C. For implementations in other programming
languages, notably including translation into other languages, please
see the GNU Gettext distribution.
can be found on the main GNU ftp server:
(via HTTP) and
(via FTP). It can also be found
on the GNU mirrors;
a mirror if possible.
is available online, as
is documentation for most GNU software. You may
also find more information about
or by looking at
or similar directories on your system. A brief summary is available by
running hello --help.
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