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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  ,  for  the  Debian
       GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).

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

                                     Version 481: 31 Aug 2015                         LESSECHO(1)

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