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Re: termcap garbage from groff-1.18.1

From: Werner LEMBERG
Subject: Re: termcap garbage from groff-1.18.1
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2003 08:37:26 +0200 (CEST)

> 'groff -Tlatin1 -man /usr/share/man/man1/gzip.1 | less' displays a
> lot of termcap escape sequences that less (version 332) does not
> understand.

less version 381 does.  Linux xterm and console does.  MS-DOS/Windows
does also (with ansi.sys loaded).

> If groff is going to output termcap sequences, it should only do it
> if isatty(<output file>) or if an option is given to do so.

You can return to the old scheme by setting the environment variable
GROFF_NO_SGR or by passing option `-P-c' to groff.  See grotty(1) for


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