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I want to echo/printf a dollar sign into a file - but echo $ > myfile or such does not work (not surprising).

I tried escaping it like echo \$ > myfile but it is also not working.

What is the correct way to perform it?

I'm working with TCSH on SunOs.

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The escaped version worked on my site (on Linux as well as on SunOS). –  bmk May 9 '11 at 8:53

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You can use printf and single quotes to avoid variable expansion:

printf '$' > myfile
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Erm, why would you choose printf to echo a static string? –  jgoldschrafe May 9 '11 at 11:16
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@jgoldschrafe: Because I'm sure the Solaris printf command will be used in that case so I can avoid whatever oddity tcsh echo builtin might introduce. –  jlliagre May 9 '11 at 12:15

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