Annoying escape sequences in manual-entry bffer
glynn at gclements.plus.com
Wed Jul 23 20:11:24 EDT 2008
Vladimir G. Ivanovic wrote:
> '(manual-entry "ls") produces stuff like this:
> > ^[[1mNAME^[[0m
> > ls - list directory contents
> > ^[[1mSYNOPSIS^[[0m
> > ^[[1mls ^[[22m[^[[4mOPTION^[[24m]... [^[[4mFILE^[[24m]...
> > ^[[1mDESCRIPTION^[[0m
> > List information about the FILEs (the current directory by default). Sort entries
> > alphabetically if none of ^[[1m-cftuvSUX ^[[22mnor ^[[1m--sort^[[22m.
> which didn't happen with a non-mule 21.5-b28 build. Merely changing
> '--with-mule' to '--without-mule' fixes the problem.
> I assume that other mule users don't see this. A gander through the
> man.el file didn't reveal anything that I should do. Suggestions on
> how to get rid of those annoying escape sequences in 'manual-entry'
> output would be appreciated.
I had that, then I read in /etc/man.conf:
# If you have a new troff (version 1.18.1?) and its colored output
# causes problems, add the -c option to TROFF, NROFF, JNROFF.
So I changed to:
NROFF /usr/bin/nroff -c -mandoc
and it went away.
I have no idea why it would go away with a no-mule build, though.
Glynn Clements <glynn at gclements.plus.com>
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