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lessecho - expand metacharacters
[1mlessecho [4m[22m[-ox][24m [4m[-cx][24m [4m[-pn][24m [4m[-dn][24m [4m[-mx][24m [4m[-nn][24m [4m[-ex][24m [4m[-a][24m [4mfile[24m [4m...[0m
[4mlessecho[24m is a program that simply echos its arguments on standard out-
put. But any metacharacter in the output is preceded by an "escape"
character, which by default is a backslash.
A summary of options is included below.
[1m-ex [22mSpecifies "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.
[1m-ox [22mSpecifies "x", rather than double-quote, to be the open quote
character, which is used if the -e- option is specified.
[1m-cx [22mSpecifies "x" to be the close quote character.
[1m-pn [22mSpecifies "n" to be the open quote character, as an integer.
[1m-dn [22mSpecifies "n" to be the close quote character, as an integer.
[1m-mx [22mSpecifies "x" to be a metachar. By default, no characters are
[1m-nn [22mSpecifies "n" to be a metachar, as an integer.
[1m-fn [22mSpecifies "n" to be the escape char for metachars, as an inte-
[1m-a [22mSpecifies that all arguments are to be quoted. The default is
that only arguments containing metacharacters are quoted
This manual page was written by Thomas Schoepf <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).
Send bug reports or comments to email@example.com.
Version 458: 04 Apr 2013 LESSECHO(1)