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Re: [Groff] character garble

From: D. E. Evans
Subject: Re: [Groff] character garble
Date: Sat, 15 Oct 2005 05:38:43 -0600 (MDT)

   Ah, yes, there are two competing `man' projects.  Which one are you
   using?  I'm quite sure that you can get the same effect with probably
   other means.  In case you find it out please report it to the list so
   I can update the docs.

This is the original BSD man started in 1987.  OpenBSD is a
continuation of NetBSD, a continuation of 386BSD, which is a
branch of 4.3 BSD (and later 4.4 BSD Lite).  With only a few
exceptions, groff being one of them, most of the software is
original to BSD, and is not a project that would be familiar to

   >      o If the environment variable GROFF_NO_SGR is set, SGR output is
   >        disabled, reverting to the old behaviour.
   > nor does this.

   Hmm, strange.  This *must* work since it directly affects grotty.  Are
   you sure that your man program doesn't use a hard-coded groff version?
   Is it really using 1.19.2?

I overwrote the existing groff 1.15 that was installed to the
system, so I am fairly certain.  However, is there something I
can do to test it to make sure?

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