nice man pages?
carlj at peak.org
Wed Oct 26 17:49:47 UTC 2011
Carl Johnson <carlj at peak.org> writes:
> Patrick Lamaiziere <patfbsd at davenulle.org> writes:
>> I use sysutils/most to have nice manual pages in color, that's cool but
>> is there a way to do this with the base system (ie without adding port)?
> I use a colorized termcap with less, but it also works with
> /usr/bin/more. It depends on what type of terminal you are using it
> on. I have it for xterm and rxvt (which is what I use). This works for
> manpages, but you can also colorize your prompt.
Obviously I hadn't thought that through since there is no xterm in the
base system, but both the xterm and rxvt termcap entries seem to work on
the console. Just to be sure I made up a colorized cons25 entry. I
left in the underline attribute, even though the console doesn't seem to
support underline. I also added the nc capability that Thomas Dickey
suggested should be used. The revised version of my ~/.termcap is below
if anybody is interested:
-------- start ~/.termcap -------------
# these are just changes to the standard FreeBSD termcap - 2010-12-13 cdj
# added cons25 and nc capability - 2011-10-26 cdj
xterm|xterm-color|X11 terminal emulator:\
rxvt|rxvt terminal emulator (X Window System):\
cons25|colorized version of cons25|:\
-------- end ~/.termcap -------------
Note that the ac capability in cons25 should be a single (long) line.
Carl Johnson carlj at peak.org
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