man page formatting

Davin Carlson davin at
Fri Dec 22 07:31:35 PST 2000

Jesse Tie Ten Quee wrote:

> On Fri, Dec 22, 2000 at 08:44:17AM -0600, Davin Carlson wrote:
> > No, I'm not using any special consoletools/languages (at least I'm using
> > what was set up initially in my base LFS system). I'm not set up for
> > email on my LFS system so I redirected the example man page (man
> > smb.conf) to a file and sent it over to my windows machine for emailing.
> > When I open it up in notepad the single and double quotes appear. The
> > LFS system doesn't seem to be able to recognize the encoding for these
> > characters . . .
> Reread what you just posted, i think you just answered your own
> question ;)

You mean since I'm not using any special consoletools? The
"LESSCHARSET=latin1" gets exported on my system. Now that I actually
read the variable I assume it only applies to 'less' which is used for
for formatting man pages. Then why isn't it formatting them correctly?


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