10.1.7 Formatting the file names
These options change how file names themselves are printed.
Quote nongraphic characters in file names using alphabetic and octal
backslash sequences like those used in C.
Do not quote file names.
Print question marks instead of nongraphic characters in file names.
This is the default if the output is a terminal and the program is
Enclose file names in double quotes and quote nongraphic characters as
Use style word to quote output names. The word should
be one of the following:
- Output names as-is; this is the same as the `-N' or
- Quote names for the shell if they contain shell metacharacters or would
cause ambiguous output.
- Quote names for the shell, even if they would normally not require quoting.
- Quote names as for a C language string; this is the same as the
`-Q' or `--quote-name' option.
- Quote as with `c' except omit the surrounding double-quote
characters; this is the same as the `-b' or `--escape' option.
- Quote as with `c' except use quotation marks appropriate for the
- Like `clocale', but quote `like this' instead of "like
this" in the default C locale. This looks nicer on many displays.
You can specify the default value of the `--quoting-style' option
with the environment variable
QUOTING_STYLE. If that environment
variable is not set, the default value is `literal', but this
default may change to `shell' in a future version of this package.
Print nongraphic characters as-is in file names.
This is the default unless the output is a terminal and the program is