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- putty - man pages on Linux
- John Cormacey
September 9, 2004, 1:32 pm
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a Linux 9.0 system.
The problem is that man page output is corrupted i.e. missing words and
I have tried Latin-1 and UTF-8 translations.
I have tried xterm and vt100 terminal emulation.
I have found that the problem seems to be with the pager (less). If I change
the pager to 'more' the man output looks OK.
I would like to be able to use 'less' as the pager.
Re: putty - man pages on Linux
0.54 contains a serious security hole. You should upgrade to the
latest release, 0.55.
We've had some reports of a problem with man pages that turned out to
be due to an encoding mismatch (PuTTY needed to be changed to UTF-8),
but that doesn't sound like your problem. (I suppose it could be a
We've had one report which implied that some problem in man page
display was due to a combination of bugs in PuTTY/groff/man/less
(although PuTTY's contribution seemed to be not displaying certain
Unicode characters, which is more to do with the font in use than
Can you give a precise example of the sort of corruption you're
Where precisely are you defining this? In PuTTY, or one the server?
What precisely are you doing to effect this change?
This is by setting the TERM environment variable on the server, right?
(possibly by editing what PuTTY sends for that variable, which doesn't
change PuTTY's emulation).
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