1. NAME

lessecho - expand metacharacters

2. SYNOPSIS

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

3. DESCRIPTION

lessecho is a program that simply echos its arguments on standard output. But any argument containing spaces is enclosed in quotes.

4. OPTIONS

A summary of options is included below.

-ox

    Specifies "x" to be the open quote character.

-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.

-nn

    Specifies "n" to be a metachar, as an integer.

-ex

    Specifies "x" to be the escape char for metachars.

-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 spaces are quoted.

5. SEE ALSO

less(1)

6. AUTHOR

This manual page was written by Thomas Schoepf < >, for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).

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