Re: Man pages are going crazy
On Fri, 10 Jun 2005, Benedek Frank wrote:
Thanks for that. That Alias thing sounds good, but unfortunately I have no
idea where to start. Can you go into that a little further? I dont have the
knowledge to set that up, what you just advised to me.
well, personally I'd make a small shell script:
type "locale" <- this will show you a bunch of variables.
in your shell script, unset all of these:
and so forth.
then make sure LANG and LANGUAGE are set to C
then call the actual command:
You probably don't need to set all of them, but ime you don't want to let
man ever get the slightest hint of any language or locale settings:
even a locale of en is likely to reult iin broken man pages as it tries to
be "clever" and use funky emdash characters.