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GNU Hello

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The GNU Hello program produces a familiar, friendly greeting. It allows nonprogrammers to use a classic computer science tool which would otherwise be unavailable to them.

Yes, this is another implementation of the classic program that prints "Hello, world!" when you run it. Unlike the elementary 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 this program is to demonstrate how to write other programs that do these things; it serves as a model for all of the GNU coding standards.

You can download GNU Hello from the GNU FTP site or one of its many mirrors.

To report bugs or suggest enhancements, please email the mailing list. (You can also subscribe to the list via that page.) Mailing list archives are available.

The C development sources are available via CVS, from For implementations in many other programming languages, please see the GNU Gettext distribution.

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