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Re: bug in perldoc (escape characters in output)
- From: Elvin Peterson <elvin_peterson at yahoo dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Sun, 31 Oct 2004 11:07:22 -0800 (PST)
- Subject: Re: bug in perldoc (escape characters in output)
--- "Gerrit P. Haase" <email@example.com> wrote:
> Elvin Peterson wrote:
> >>> The perl documentation viewed using the
> >>> perldoc commands has escape characters inserted
> into it.
> >>> The same pages view with the man command are OK.
> >>> think this is cygwin specific, so I am posting
> it here.
> >>Not really a problem with perldoc, try:
> >>export LESS=R
> > The same effect can be achieved with perldoc -t.
> This is textmode only, yep.
> > However, the color highlights are gone, so fixing
> > might be worthwhile.
> You get highlightingsd when you set LESS=R in your
> So what to fix? It is a feature, not a bug.
I don't get any color highlighting when I use LESS=R,
but as I said in another post, perldoc didn't have
highlighting to begin with. Does anyone here get
color in the terminal for, say, perldoc CPAN? As it
is, I am using man for everything except perldoc -f.
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