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Re: [NT] Problem with `man' function

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: [NT] Problem with `man' function
Date: Thu, 11 May 2006 21:36:01 +0300

> From: David Abrahams <address@hidden>
> Cc: address@hidden
> Date: Thu, 11 May 2006 07:44:22 -0400
> Problem(s) diagnosed:


> 2. quoting for awk needs to use double quotes, not single quotes for
>    some reason

What port of awk do you use?  Is it a Cygwin port or a native Windows

> 3. CMD doesn't cope, no way, no how, with newlines in the command line
>    (at least, not in any way I've found)

Yes, it's a known problem.

> Recipe for a fix in my environment, in Man-filter-list:
> a. replace "awk" with "gawk"
> b. remove all newlines from the gawk arguments
> c. backslash-escape existing double quotes in the gawk arguments
> d. replace single quotes in the gawk arguments with double quotes

Thanks, I will try to incorporate this into man.el.

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