lessecho man page

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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Version 487: 25 Oct 2016