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LESSECHO(1)              General Commands Manual             LESSECHO(1)

NAME         top

       lessecho - expand metacharacters

SYNOPSIS         top

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

DESCRIPTION         top

       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         top

       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

       -cx    Specifies "x" to be the close quote character.

       -pn    Specifies "n" to be the open quote character, as an

       -dn    Specifies "n" to be the close quote character, as an

       -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

       -a     Specifies that all arguments are to be quoted.  The
              default is that only arguments containing metacharacters
              are quoted.

SEE ALSO         top


AUTHOR         top

       This manual page was written by Thomas Schoepf
       <schoepf@debian.org>, for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be
       used by others).

       Report bugs at https://github.com/gwsw/less/issues.

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