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[Groff] Trouble with man page formatting.

From: Gregory McCann
Subject: [Groff] Trouble with man page formatting.
Date: Wed, 15 Sep 1999 15:17:42 -0700

I'm getting weird hard-to-read formatting of some man pages (named in 
particular) and groff seems to be the source of the problem.

If I do "less /usr/man/man8/named.8" everything looks fine, but when I do "man 
named" I get output that looks like this...


                 Sets  the  working directory of the server.  The
                 clause of the configuration  file's  ``options''
                 overrides  any  value  specified  on the command
line.  The de-
                 fault working directory is the current directory


The debug output from man shows that man is executing this command...

(cd /usr/man ; (echo -e ".pl 11i"; cat /usr/man/man8/named.8) | /usr/bin/gtbl | 
/usr/bin/groff -Tlatin1 -mandoc | /usr/bin/less -is)

I am using man version 1.5g, less version 340, groff 1.11.1, slackware Linux 



Gregory McCann

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