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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 <martin%duskware.de@localhost>
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, abs%absd.org@localhost 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:
Not a big deal, IMHO.
If we make this optional, I'd argue for pipe-mode as default.
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