groff-1.18 | man-1.5k: man.conf

Timothy Bauscher timothy at
Mon Sep 2 06:54:11 PDT 2002

On Mon, Sep 02, 2002 at 08:22:21AM -0300, Richard wrote:
<snip -c>
> This solution, in a way, defeats (relatively) the
> purpose of upgrading to this version.

I think we were all in silent agreement that color man pages
are a stupid idea :P
> IMO there is a "purer" and neater way of handling this.
> Instead of tinkering with 'nroff', let's leave the pager (in our
> case, 'less') deal with text.

> "PAGER           /bin/less -isR"
> Can anyone see why this would not fit the bill nicely, all the time?

The downfall is, not everyone installs the less pager. I
suppose there could be two separate install directions,
or simply a note about the -c alternative beforehand.


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