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GNU Hello is an almost-trivial free software program that prints the phrase "Hello, world!" or a translation thereof to the screen.[2] It can print the message in different formats, or print a custom message.[3] The primary purpose of the program is to serve as an example of the GNU coding standards, demonstrate how to write programs that perform different tasks depending on their input, and to serve as a model for GNU maintainer practices.[2] As such, it can be used as a template for new, more serious, software projects.

GNU Hello
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Developer(s)GNU Project
Stable release2.10 (November 16, 2014; 4 years ago (2014-11-16)[1]) [±]
Repository Edit this at Wikidata
Operating systemGNU, Linux
Type"Hello, world!"
WebsiteOfficial website

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  1. ^ "GNU Hello". FSF. 16 November 2014.
  2. ^ a b "GNU Hello".
  3. ^ "GNU Hello manual".

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