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Old 03-20-2003, 07:39 PM   #1
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Very NOOBIE type question...weird though


Here we go. For some odd reason, when I SSH into my Linux box and read a Man page for a command, some of the letters and pages of the man page dont look normal. They have some added characters. Here is a bit from a manpage:

‚c, ‚‚changes
like verbose but report only when a change is made

‚f, ‚‚silent, ‚‚quiet
suppress most error messages

‚v, ‚‚verbose
output a diagnostic for every file processed

‚‚reference=RFILE
use RFILE‚s mode instead of MODE values

‚R, ‚‚recursive
change files and directories recursively

‚‚help display this help and exit

‚‚version
output version information and exit

Whats up with all the ^^ over the 'a'
Any idea?

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Old 03-20-2003, 07:57 PM   #2
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It's just a guess, but it looks as though it's having difficulty with the "-" symbol. The examples you provided look like options for a command like ./configure for instance:

--help

is an option of ./configure. Your ssh would look like

‚‚help

Yours (‚c, ‚‚changes) would actually be reflecting

-c, --changes

Does this make sense? I hope so.
 
Old 03-20-2003, 08:01 PM   #3
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Your right Texicle! I remember a thread on this before but I don't remember the solution. Did you do a search?
 
Old 03-20-2003, 10:50 PM   #4
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No, I just looked at the examples he was referring to and then thought of how the man pages present the options for certain commands. I don't know what the cause of it is though.
 
Old 03-20-2003, 10:53 PM   #5
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Oh here is a thread that might help.
 
  


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