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LESSECHO(1)                 General Commands Manual                LESSECHO(1)



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 <schoepf@debian.org>,
       for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).

       Send bug reports or comments to bug-less@gnu.org.



                           Version 458: 04 Apr 2013                LESSECHO(1)