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LESSECHO

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Updated: Version 458: 04 Apr 2013

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NAME

lessecho - expand metacharacters

SYNOPSIS

lessecho [-ox] [-cx] [-pn] [-dn] [-mx] [-nn] [-ex] [-a] file ...

DESCRIPTION

lessecho is a program that simply echos its arguments on standard output. But any metacharacter in the output is preceded by an "escape" character, which by default is a backslash.

OPTIONS

A summary of options is included below.

-ex
Specifies "x", rather than backslash, to be the escape char for metachars. If x is "-", no escape char is used and arguments containing metachars are surrounded by quotes instead.:
-ox
Specifies "x", rather than double-quote, to be the open quote character, which is used if the -e- option is specified.:
-cx
Specifies "x" to be the close quote character.:
-pn
Specifies "n" to be the open quote character, as an integer.:
-dn
Specifies "n" to be the close quote character, as an integer.:
-mx
Specifies "x" to be a metachar. By default, no characters are considered metachars.:
-nn
Specifies "n" to be a metachar, as an integer.:
-fn
Specifies "n" to be the escape char for metachars, as an integer.:
-a
Specifies that all arguments are to be quoted. The default is that only arguments containing metacharacters are quoted:

SEE ALSO

less?(1)

AUTHOR

This manual page was written by Thomas Schoepf <[email protected]>, for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).

Send bug reports or comments to [email protected].


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