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Old 09-25-2003, 02:47 AM   #1
milod
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man pages with colors in xterm


hi!
when i finished lfs 4.1 and blfs 1.0 i found vim can't show colors
in xterm! i read articles here and export 'TERM=xterm-color'. i can
see colors in vim!! however..

the problem:
i can't see colors in man pages! all the words should have colors are all
underlined just like the situation when vim can't show colors.

why?
thank you very much!
 
Old 03-25-2006, 08:38 PM   #2
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What I did once, I was in google, looking for the same thing about the colorfull manual pages in the terminal.
And I found that there is a little program, after installed, I could see them in a color organized way.
I can't remember the name of this program, but i did apt-get to install it, as far as I can remember.

If anyone knows this name... it would be nice. Because i'm looking and looking and I can't find it again... (These things from the net!)
Bye!
 
Old 03-25-2006, 10:23 PM   #3
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heh, it's not easy to search for this in google, so many random man pages show up.

I did find a page describing how to view coloured man pages in vim: Tip #167: Using vim as a man-page viewer under Unix

This page about color in xterm for BSD (you'll have to scroll down a bit), no reason why it shouldn't work in Linux, but maybe I have to restart X before it will read .Xdefaults
Edit: This thing doesn't seem to be working for me, maybe you have to actually all the colours they say are in the rest of the config file that comes with BSD...

I also found a manpage/info page viewer called pinfo. If you alias man to pinfo -m then you'd get man pages in colour. Might be a bit overkill though...

Last edited by ntubski; 03-25-2006 at 10:56 PM.
 
Old 03-26-2006, 01:55 AM   #4
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And I have understood that this little application could be using PHP. Reads the Bolded characters, or any other. and then depending of it, applies the color.
Next time I find out this little name... (it could be next year)... I'm writting it down here!!!!
 
Old 03-31-2006, 12:34 AM   #5
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Was looking through my Thread subscriptions, and I noticed this one. Searching with quotes is good Using most as a pager can give you colour man pages. see http://lists.debian.org/debian-user/.../msg00319.html
 
  


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