Tuesday, August 24, 2010

On garbled manpages

My man pages were garbled especially when opened in a fullscreen aterm.
See the screenshot.

It turns out that it's the "auto-hyphenation at line breaks" that breaks it. Disabling it fixes this. Do this by adding "--no-hyphenation" or "--nh" to your MANOPTS env variable.
Here's my .profile
export MANOPT="--no-hyphenation"

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