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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 out-
       put.  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 inte-
	      ger.

       -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.

			   Version 530:	05 Dec 2017		   LESSECHO(1)

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