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Re: Allow the use of man to read man pages?

From: Sergey Poznyakoff
Subject: Re: Allow the use of man to read man pages?
Date: Fri, 18 Mar 2011 15:32:15 +0200

Reuben Thomas <address@hidden> ha escrit:

> Info's man page reader has some disadvantages over man: in particular,
> it doesn't typeset as nicely on a terminal.

Yes, that's right.  On the other hand, it does have some advantages.  In
particular, references to another manpages are followed by hitting
enter.  This advantage would be destroyed by the proposed "cheap solution".

> Or, info's typesetting could be improved: the main problem is the lack
> of appropriate rendering of bold and italic text.

I'll see what could be done in this regard.

> (Side note: the info-stnd manual doesn't contain this bug reporting
> address: to find that I had to read info's man page!)

Of course this should be fixed, but, as a side note, you could as well
have run info --help:)


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