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Re: Searching manpages for option codes, e.g. "--all"
- From: Gary Johnson <garyjohn at spocom dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Tue, 29 Nov 2011 15:13:12 -0800
- Subject: Re: Searching manpages for option codes, e.g. "--all"
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On 2011-11-29, carolus wrote:
> After opening "man ls", trying to search for "--all" leads to
> "Pattern not found (press RETURN)".
> Inquiring on comp.unix.shell, I was told that for this kind of
> search to work properly in linux , one must set PAGER=less. However,
> that does not seem to work in Cygwin, at least using the old default
> terminal. Is there a workaround?
As I recall, that was a problem shortly after Cygwin 1.7 was
released. Man pages were being formatted with some sort of Unicode
hyphen or dash character in place of the ASCII hyphen. It hasn't
been a problem recently, though, and it works fine for me, in both
the old Cygwin console and in mintty.
Windows XP Professional 2002 SP3
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