Provided by: debconf_1.4.72ubuntu9_all bug

NAME

       debconf-escape - helper when working with debconf’s escape capability

SYNOPSIS

        debconf-escape -e < unescaped-text
        debconf-escape -u < escaped-text

DESCRIPTION

       When debconf has the ’escape’ capability set, it will expect commands
       you send it to have backslashes and newlines escaped (as "\\" and "\n"
       respectively) and will in turn escape backslashes and newlines in its
       replies. This can be used, for example, to substitute multi-line
       strings into templates, or to get multi-line extended descriptions
       reliably using "METAGET".

       This program unescapes replies sent by debconf in this mode.

SEE ALSO

       debconf-devel(7) (available in the debconf-doc package)

                                  2006-03-14                 DEBCONF-ESCAPE(1)