ls -l | less shows "escape" chars

Christopher Faylor
Thu Jul 1 14:42:00 GMT 2004

On Thu, Jul 01, 2004 at 09:55:39AM -0400, geneSmith wrote:
>Luc Hermitte wrote, On 7/1/2004 9:14 AM:
>>* On Thu, Jul 01, 2004 at 09:06:16AM -0400, geneSmith
>><> wrote:
>>>Also, my less man page is totally messed up. All other man pages
>>>seem to work.
>>I have export PAGER='less -R' in my .bashrc
>Oops, I misspoke. It is my rxvt man page that is messed up. I see stuff 
>like this when I do
>man rxvt
>I see stuff like this:
>    .YODLTAGSTART.  roffcmd  .SH  "NAME"  .YODLTAGEND.  rxvt (ouR
>XVT) - a VT102 emulator for  the  X  window  system.YODLTAGSTART.
>roffcmd .PP .YODLTAGEND.
>Setting PAGER does not seem to affect anything for me.
>Anyhow,when I do
>alias less="less -R"
>My ls -l | less problem is solved.

So, the moral of the story is: "man less".


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