man vs man-db less/lesspipe formatting in Rawhide
Richard W.M. Jones
rjones at redhat.com
Thu Sep 2 22:10:21 UTC 2010
I just upgraded 'man' on one of my rawhide machines, and this
has obsoleted the old man package and installed man-db.
This appears to have changed how 'less' processes man page (nroff) files.
would automagically process the file through:
(echo ".pl 11i"; cat foo.1') | /usr/bin/gtbl | /usr/bin/nroff -c -mandoc 2>/dev/null) | less
with the result that it would display the file with bold, underline etc.
Now, doing the same command still formats the file, but in a visually
less satisfying way, with plain text and without bold, underline and
Was this an intentional change, because I don't think it looks as good ...
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