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Re: misc/46185: man pages fail in single user mode

The following reply was made to PR misc/46185; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Martin Husemann <>
Subject: Re: misc/46185: man pages fail in single user mode
Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2012 17:04:49 +0100

 On Tue, Mar 13, 2012 at 03:55:00PM +0000, wrote:
 > This may prove annoying for people who currently expect there to be
 > an actually temporary file which can be edited, but is less of an issue
 > than no manpage access in single user mode.
 Why would one want to do that? Isn't that a rare exception, in which case
 you could also just do "man $1 > /tmp/myfile; vi /tmp/myfile" instead?
 The other difference is that the pager will not display the position in
 the man page correctly:
    --More--(byte 1086)
 Not a big deal, IMHO.
 If we make this optional, I'd argue for pipe-mode as default.

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