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Old 05-01-2004, 06:04 AM   #1
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Huge text in man pages and help

Running Red Hat 9.0 on Presario 2500 (for two days).When I go to the Help
section from the Red Hat Button with Konqueror, the text is so large I sometimes only get one or two letters on the page.Otherwise it is OK,but I need my man pages bad!
Old 05-01-2004, 09:45 AM   #2
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have you tried opening a terminal and typing:
man <command> ?
Old 05-01-2004, 11:51 AM   #3
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No, but I will try that on next reboot to RH, ta. (Have a winmodem to,so
using second choice OS now.
Old 05-01-2004, 12:01 PM   #4
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It seems you are having a Dual boot system with Windows as the other one. So if you have your Windows harddisk partition mounted under Linux OS, then open the terminal and type to redirect the output to a file.
$man <command> > <file.txt>
Copy the newly created file to the windows partition and open it under Windows to read it. Before that keep in mind to give the necessary permissions rights for writing to Windows partition from a normal user account than from the root.
Beware I am not supporting Windows in any ways, this is just for reading your man pages and to make your Linux get corrected.



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