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Re: [Groff] Re: pagesize for terminal output

From: Anton Shepelev
Subject: Re: [Groff] Re: pagesize for terminal output
Date: Wed, 2 Mar 2011 19:32:59 +0300

Walter Harms

> i have added .pl 9999i and it works so far but now
> i see ^h^h^h^h in front of my  table.  I  can  fix
> that  with "cut -b5-" or  tr -d "\b" but i am con-
> fused.
> (i did not notice it before since i used | more to
> show  the output but xmessage is something differ-
> ent).

Looks like these are escape sequences  intended  for
terminals  that  'know'  how  to treat them. You can
tell groff to eliminate them and  output  a  vanilla
text file with the '-P-cbu' command-line option.

XMessage  is  not a terminal and probably can't pro-
cess them.


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