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Re: Problem with man pages

From: David Ronis
Subject: Re: Problem with man pages
Date: Wed, 24 Jul 2002 14:22:39 -0400

Hi Werner, 

Thanks for the reply.  The -R flag works as does setting the MANPAGER
environment variable; however, this still leaves thinks like tkman and
emacs (man-mode) broken [Yes, I, and all my users, can play with their
initialization files].  For now we're simply setting GROFF_NO_SGR to
turn it off everywhere.

Thanks again.


Werner LEMBERG writes:
 > > It looks like the ansi codes that turn highlighting on, etc. don't
 > > work.  In less, I see things like:
 > > 
 > > ESC[1mNAMEESC[0m
 > >        groff - front-end for the groff document formatting system
 > > 
 > > 
 > > The strange thing is that I think that these are the correct codes.
 > > In addition, if I use tkman to look at the pages, these don't get
 > > filtered out (I think they should).  Everything worked until
 > > yestereday, when I upgraded form 1.17.
 > You need the -R option of less, as documented in the NEWS file.
 > Additionally, you should use a rather recent version of less since
 > older ones are buggy w.r.t. SGR handling.  Alternatively, set the
 > GROFF_NO_SGR environment variable to revert to the old behaviour
 > (without colors, of course).
 >     Werner

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