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Tux's lil' helper
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2009 12:20 am    Post subject: Garbled man page formatting? Reply with quote

I believe my issue is best summarized with a picture:

apparently IMG tags don't work here, but anyway, for those of you who don't feel like clicking, this is what "man ls" looks like.

LS(1)                                         User Commands                                        LS(1)

       ls - list directory contents

       ESC[1mls ESC[22m[ESC[4mOPTIONESC[24m]... [ESC[4mFILEESC[24m]...

       List information about the FILEs (the current directory by default).  Sort entries alphabetically
       if none of ESC[1m-cftuvSUX ESC[22mnor ESC[1m--sortESC[22m.

       Mandatory arguments to long options are mandatory for short options too.

       ESC[1m-aESC[22m, ESC[1m--allESC[0m
              do not ignore entries starting with .

       ESC[1m-AESC[22m, ESC[1m--almost-allESC[0m
              do not list implied . and ..

              with ESC[1m-lESC[22m, print the author of each file

       ESC[1m-bESC[22m, ESC[1m--escapeESC[0m
              print octal escapes for nongraphic characters

              use SIZE-byte blocks

       ESC[1m-BESC[22m, ESC[1m--ignore-backupsESC[0m
              do not list implied entries ending with ~

       ESC[1m-c     ESC[22mwith ESC[1m-ltESC[22m: sort by, and show, ctime (time of last modification of file status  information)
              with ESC[1m-lESC[22m: show ctime and sort by name otherwise: sort by ctime

       ESC[1m-C     ESC[22mlist entries by columns

              control  whether  color is used to distinguish file types.  WHEN may be `never', `always',
              or `auto'

       ESC[1m-dESC[22m, ESC[1m--directoryESC[0m
              list directory entries instead of contents, and do not dereference symbolic links

       ESC[1m-DESC[22m, ESC[1m--diredESC[0m
              generate output designed for Emacs' dired mode

       ESC[1m-f     ESC[22mdo not sort, enable ESC[1m-aUESC[22m, disable ESC[1m-ls --colorESC[0m

       ESC[1m-FESC[22m, ESC[1m--classifyESC[0m
              append indicator (one of */=>@|) to entries

              likewise, except do not append `*'

Any help would be really cool...
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2009 12:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moved from Other Things Gentoo to Duplicate Threads, refer to "Broken MAN pages??? Control Characters?".
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