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Old 12-03-2002, 02:47 PM   #1
Stefan Moens
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The man pages are not shown correctly


If I login with a telnet client (SucureCRT) and open a man page, I get to see rubbish signes.
Can anyboddy tell me how to avoid this ?
Setting the TERM variable doesn't help.

> man man
man(1) man(1)

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

Old 12-06-2002, 01:10 PM   #2
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I would just like to jump in on this and say that I've had the same problem.

I recently 'upgraded' my machine to Redhat 8, and console display seems fine. If I telnet in and man <foo> all the argument - signs are displayed as a's with circumflex (the ^) above it.


I also experienced problems with vi(m). Attempting to vi a file not in my current directory resulted in a segfault.

That and RedHat 8 installs apache 2 with what appears to be no clean way to install 1.3 has given me enough reason to downgrade back to 7.3...

But I'd be interested in wether someone knows anything about the wierd man characters.

I too have tried setting my term, tried using different term types on my CRT application, but to no avail. I'm thinking it's a termcap problem, but I'm not sufficiently versed in recompiling terms to know exactly what.

Old 12-06-2002, 01:29 PM   #3
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Check this thread for your solution in RH 8.0 for the manpage problem!


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