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

On 18 Apr 2006, Loïc Minier uttered the following:

> reassign 363250 man retitle 363250 Please clarify how $PAGER is
> invoked in the man manpage stop
> Hi,
> On Tue, Apr 18, 2006, Rohan Dhruva wrote:
>> export PAGER="col -b | view -c 'set ft=man nomod nolist
>> titlestring=MANPAGE' -"
> This $PAGER definition makes the assumption that it's passed to sh
> -c (you use pipes and quotes).  The man manpage doesn't say that
> $PAGER is passed to sh -c, it says it will use $PAGER as the program
> to display the manual page.
> I suggest you use: export PAGER="sh -c \"col -b | view -c 'set
> ft=man nomod nolist titlestring=MANPAGE' -\""
> which explicitely calls sh -c to handle pipes and quotes in the
> expected way.

        I expect to be able to pipe stuff to $PAGER, or invoke $PAGER
 on a text file, like so:

 % cat    ~/.bash_profile | $PAGER
 % $PAGER ~/.bash_profile

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