[OpenIndiana-discuss] Dashes messed up in man pages on OpenIndiana oi_147

Alan Coopersmith alan.coopersmith at oracle.com
Mon Nov 8 20:49:42 UTC 2010

Hillel Lubman wrote:
> I just noticed, that man pages started to look strangely. For example *man
> ls* produces:
>      --a --all
>           do not ignore entries starting with .
>      --A --almost--al
>           do not list implied . and ..
>      --author
>           with --l print the author of each file
>      --b --escape
>           print C-style escapes for nongraphic characters
> Note the double dash --a. Those double dashes are all around. I.e. every
> dash seems to be shown as double (also it's not two symbols - it's actually
> one character).
> What can be causing it?

Use of groff instead of Solaris nroff for man page formatting.
Try putting /usr/bin ahead of /usr/gnu/bin in $PATH.

	-Alan Coopersmith-        alan.coopersmith at oracle.com
	 Oracle Solaris Platform Engineering: X Window System

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