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Re: M-x woman leaves me less than satisfied

From: Dan Jacobson
Subject: Re: M-x woman leaves me less than satisfied
Date: 28 Dec 2001 14:25:24 +0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.1

>>>>> "Miles" == Miles Bader <address@hidden> writes:

Miles> Dan -- you should send the troff source for that man page.  I have no
Miles> problems formatting the man page for `tr' on my system.

Guess what, doing
bzcat /usr/share/man/man1/tr.1.bz2 |sed 's/^\\.$/\\&/' |nroff -man|less
now makes this "August 1999" GNU man page behave.
One sees I needed to double the backslashes.
$ bzcat /usr/share/man/man1/tr.1.bz2 |sed -n 's/^\\.$/\\&/p'             

So, if there are man pages that have the familiar
       \f     form feed

       \n     new line
description in them, sure hope they've doubled the backslashes in the
troff source.  Probably fixed by now, I bet.
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