ru at freebsd.org
Wed Aug 4 00:35:43 PDT 2004
On Wed, Aug 04, 2004 at 09:30:12AM +0200, Simon L. Nielsen wrote:
> On 2004.08.04 00:29:51 -0400, Rahul Siddharthan wrote:
> > Evan Dower said on Aug 3, 2004 at 14:05:10:
> > > >And it's worth noting that minor incompatibilities like this just
> > > >serve to annoy new users (which usually means users from linux-land).
> > > >For example, it's annoying that BSD man can't read a manpage by
> > > >specifying the full path to a filename (eg, man ./foo.1).
> > >
> > > Yeah... Why is that? It seems like it would be awfully useful to read man
> > > pages without installing them.
> > I was wrong about calling it BSD man... it's GNU man, but a much older
> > version than what current linux systems ship.
> > I can work on a patch for this specific feature when I get some time.
> > Before I start, is there any reason people may think this is a bad
> > idea?
> Well, it can be done without a patch... I use the following tcsh alias
> so I can just write 'manf foo.1' :
> groff -Wall -Tascii -te -mandoc !^ | less
You need to use ``-mtty-char -man'' to get the correct output. (-man
or -mandoc doesn't matter.)
ru at FreeBSD.org
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