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.

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