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GNU Hello
The GNU Hello package serves as an example of GNU package distribution and code. It also prints a nice greeting in a variety of languages.

The "Hello, world!" program is the classic beginner's programming task. The GNU version takes this a step further by processing its argument list to modify its behavior, by supporting internationalization, and by including a mail reader; it's a true demonstration of how to write programs that do these things.


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Heckert gnu.small.png This is a GNU package:hello


Download version 2.10 (stable)
released on 16 November 2014

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GPLv3orlatergenium21 November 2014

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Karl Berry Maintainer
Sami Kerola Co-maintainer

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This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 21 November 2014.


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