Escape chars displayed in man pages

Kevin Hayes kjhaze at yahoo.com
Sat Jan 18 15:19:34 PST 2003


Just finished installing lfs (lfs-packages-cvs-20021023-1707.tar)

When i display a man page i get escape sequences displayed eg 
a little of "man man"

" ^[[1mNAME^[[0m
       man - format and display the on-line manual pages
              manpath - determine user's search path for man pages

	      ^[[1mSYNOPSIS^[[0m
	             ^[[1mman  ^[[22m[^[[1m-acdfFhkKtwW^[[22m] "
		     
You get the idea, ls and lynx in color work fine, and i get 

# echo $TERM
linux

# echo "^[[0;31;40mIn Color"
^[[0;31;40mIn Color

I've tried setting export PAGER='/usr/bin/most' and using most
instead of less, but just the same.

I've done a google search, and read the Text-Terminal-HOWTO-18.html
Troubleshooting-section "Displays Escape Sequences", but am still
stumped.

Advice suggestions welcome.

-- 
Kevin Hayes

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