lessecho - expand metacharacters


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


   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.


   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

   -a     Specifies 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 <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 481: 31 Aug 2015                LESSECHO(1)


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