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I have a script where I need to preserve the \\ character sequences but the command echo -E \\ prints \ when it should be \\. Correct?

Is this a bug in the version of Ubuntu I am using? I am using Ubuntu 11.04 and I am using zsh version :

% zsh --version                         
zsh 4.3.11 (i686-pc-linux-gnu)
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In zsh you could use

echo -E '\\'

to print to consecutive backslashes, or if you do not want to use quotes

echo -E \\\\
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