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Re: [NT] Problem with `man' function

From: David Abrahams
Subject: Re: [NT] Problem with `man' function
Date: Thu, 11 May 2006 16:23:58 -0400
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Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

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


>> 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.

Thank you, very much.

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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