Function usage:

ESCAPE(metacharacters, string)

Command usage:

/ESCAPE metacharacters string

Echoes (in command form) or returns (in function form) string, with any metacharacters or '\' characters contained in string preceded by a '\' character.


/def blue = /def -aCblue -t"$(/escape " %*)"
/blue * pages, "*"

When the second command executes, it will expand to:

/def -aCblue -t"* pages, \"*\""

See: evaluation

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