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Re: bug in perldoc (escape characters in output)

--- "Gerrit P. Haase" <> wrote:

> Elvin Peterson wrote:
> >>>Hello,
> >>>    The perl documentation viewed using the
> >>> perldoc commands has escape characters inserted
> into it. 
> >>> The same pages view with the man command are OK.
>  I 
>  >>> 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
> this
> > might be worthwhile.
> You get highlightingsd when you set LESS=R in your
> environment.
> 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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