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Re: Bug#363250: general: Custom PAGER gives error on sid, but works on sarge

reassign 363250 man-db
retitle 363250 please clarify in the man manpage how $PAGER is invoked


On Tue, Apr 18, 2006, Rohan Dhruva wrote:
>     I suggest you use:
>         export PAGER="sh -c \"col -b | view -c 'set ft=man nomod nolist
>     titlestring=MANPAGE' -\""
> That didnt work.

 It works here, under zsh as well as under bash.  Check with a new user.
 Are you using aliases?

> man: command exited with status 256: /usr/bin/zsoelim /tmp/zmanqn0tzd | /usr/
> bin/tbl | /usr/bin/nroff -mandoc -rLL=89n -rLT=89n -Tutf8 | sh -c col -b | view
> -c 'set ft=man nomod nolist titlestring=MANPAGE' -

 I don't see anything similar being called on my system.

 I suggest you run something like:
    strace -o foo.strace -f -e execve -e signal= -q -v -s 200 man vim
 and attach the resulting foo.strace (warning: contains sensitive

 Also, please mention the version of man you are using (dpkg -l man-db),
 and your environment (env > foo.env, warning: contains sensitive


Loïc Minier <lool@dooz.org>
"You can gtk_main_run, but you can't gtk_widget_hide." --danw, 19-jul-04

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