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1df93143 1.TH LESSECHO 1 "Version 416: 22 Nov 2007"
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2.SH NAME
3lessecho \- expand metacharacters
4.SH SYNOPSIS
5.B lessecho
6.I "[-ox] [-cx] [-pn] [-dn] [-mx] [-nn] [-ex] [-a] file ..."
7.SH "DESCRIPTION"
8.I lessecho
9is a program that simply echos its arguments on standard output.
10But any argument containing spaces is enclosed in quotes.
11.SH OPTIONS
12A summary of options is included below.
13.TP
14.B \-ox
15Specifies "x" to be the open quote character.
16.TP
17.B \-cx
18Specifies "x" to be the close quote character.
19.TP
20.B \-pn
21Specifies "n" to be the open quote character, as an integer.
22.TP
23.B \-dn
24Specifies "n" to be the close quote character, as an integer.
25.TP
26.B \-mx
27Specifies "x" to be a metachar.
28.TP
29.B \-nn
30Specifies "n" to be a metachar, as an integer.
31.TP
32.B \-ex
33Specifies "x" to be the escape char for metachars.
34.TP
35.B \-fn
36Specifies "n" to be the escape char for metachars, as an integer.
37.TP
38.B \-a
39Specifies that all arguments are to be quoted.
40The default is that only arguments containing spaces are quoted.
41.SH "SEE ALSO"
42less(1)
43.SH AUTHOR
44This manual page was written by Thomas Schoepf <schoepf@debian.org>,
45for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).
46.PP
47Send bug reports or comments to bug-less@gnu.org.