Say! 1.6

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Publisher Description

SAY! is like DOS/Windows/Take Command ECHO with easily embedded control characters.
It lets you echo both text and control characters to pipes or files to construct small files on the fly in bat files.

You specify embedded control characters as their decimal number
equivalents e.g. 7=bell 8=Bs 9=tab 10=Nl 12=form feed 13=Cr
SAY! "empty" 13 10 > dummy.txt
SAY! "Y" 13 | DEL *.*
SAY! 27 "&l5257.1058J" 26 > LPT1:
SAY! 7 7 7 "The sky is falling"

SAY! "first line" 13 10 "second line" 13 10 > tinyfile.txt
will put two lines to the file with CrLf line terminators.

Use it to send control strings to a printer, or simulate keystrokes to a

Generates arbitrary strings for pipes or redirection. It fixes a design
flaw in Windows and Take Command ECHO.

say! "contents" > somefile.txt

will put just the letters contents into the file, not the quotation marks

SAY! is very similar to SAY in the Ziff Communications PC Powertools.
Raymond Hettinger also wrote a very elaborate SAY program based on SAY!
that allows you to use mnemonics like ETX instead of 3.

There are two versions included, both with source:

ASSEMBLER version say!.com that works in DOS/W3.1/W95/W98/Me/NT/W2K/XP/W2K3/Vista/W7-32

and a 32-bit C version say!.exe that works in W95/W98/Me/NT/W2K/XP/W2K3/Vista/W7-32/W7-64

Use the say!.com version except for Windows 7 64-bit. It is smaller faster, and it does the right thing

say! "13" " ghosts" > file.txt

the com version will put "13 ghosts" into the file.
the exe version will but " ghosts" into the file with a leading Cr character.

Say! is a free software application from the Shell Tools subcategory, part of the System Utilities category. The app is currently available in English and it was last updated on 2010-01-28. The program can be installed on MS-DOS, Win2000, Win7 x32, Win7 x64, Win98, WinServer, WinVista, WinVista x64, WinXP.

Say! (version 1.6) has a file size of 122.88 KB and is available for download from our website. Just click the green Download button above to start. Until now the program was downloaded 279 times. We already checked that the download link to be safe, however for your own protection we recommend that you scan the downloaded software with your antivirus.

Program Details


Publisher Canadian Mind Products
Released Date 2010-01-28
Languages English


Category System Utilities
Subcategory Shell Tools

System requirements

Operating systems other, windows

Download information

File size 122.88 KB
Total downloads 279


License model Free
Price N/A

Version History

Here you can find the changelog of Say! since it was posted on our website on 2015-04-27. The latest version is 1.6 and it was updated on on 2017-07-03. See below the changes in each version:

version 1.6

posted on 2010-01-28

now works in Windows 7 64 bit with separate C version

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Release Date: 2010-01-28
Publisher: Canadian Mind Products
Operating System: other, windows
Type: Free