[OpenIndiana-discuss] Dashes messed up in man pages on OpenIndiana oi_147
trisk at opensolaris.org
Mon Nov 8 21:00:46 UTC 2010
On Mon, Nov 8, 2010 at 3:49 PM, Alan Coopersmith
<alan.coopersmith at oracle.com> wrote:
> 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 ..
>> 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
This is a known issue and will be fixed in the next release:
Alan's workaround is correct.
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