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Old 12-15-2002, 02:08 PM   #1
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Angry corrupted man pages

hey guys, some how my man pages seem to be corrupt. Here is some output when I did a simple man man, but this is the output for all man pages on my system.

man(1) man(1)

man − format and display the on‐line manual pages
manpath − determine user’s search path for man pages

man [−acdfFhkKtwW] [‐‐path] [−m system] [−p string] [−C co
[−M pathlist] [−P pager] [−S section_list] [section] name ...

man formats and displays the on‐line manual pages. If you specify sec

tion, man only looks in that section of the manual. name is normally
the name of the manual page, which is typically the name of a command,
function, or file. However, if name contains a slash (/) then man
interprets it as a file specification, so that you can do man ./foo.5
or even man /cd/foo/bar.1.gz.

See below for a description of where man looks for the manual page

−C config_file
Specify the configuration file to use; the default is
/usr//etc/man.config. (See man.conf(5).)

−M path
Specify the list of directories to search for man pages. Sepa‐
rate the directories with colons. An empty list is the same as
not specifying −M at all. See SEARCH PATH FOR MANUAL PAGES.

−P pager
Specify which pager to use. This option overrides the MANPAGER
environment variable, which in turn overrides the PAGER vari‐
able. By default, man uses /usr/bin/less ‐isr.

−S section_list
List is a colon separated list of manual sections to search.
This option overrides the MANSECT environment variable.

−a By default, man will exit after displaying the first manual page
it finds. Using this option forces man to display all the man‐
ual pages that match name, not just the first.

Sorry the text was so long. This is a fresh install of RH 8.0. The weirdest part is, it's only when you telnet/ssh into it. If I sit locally to the machine. Output is fine. I have tried using different telnet/ssh clients, but all output is the same.

Anyone know how to fix this?

Thanks in advance!
Old 12-15-2002, 02:24 PM   #2
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I'm not sure how to fix it, but I can tell you that their not corrupted if it works when your not telneting to it.
It's probably something to do with telnet, but I use OpenSSH so I couldn't help ya there.
Old 12-15-2002, 03:00 PM   #3
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same thing using ssh, thx n-e-way
Old 12-16-2002, 12:41 AM   #4
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have you only tried telneting from one computer?
Old 12-16-2002, 09:44 AM   #5
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no, I have tried multiple computers, and even had friends from outside do it. Same result. Really weird huh?
Old 12-17-2002, 03:49 PM   #6
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Howdy Granny,

I had the same problem, Markus helped me out

Old 12-17-2002, 04:48 PM   #7
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sweet, thanks willy, I will give it a shot. Unfortunately won't have a chance to try it until this weekend, but ty


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