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Re: bin/47701: apropos doesn't work

I notice that the pager gives some odd results. On my primary box, I get this
at the bottom:

wsconsctl (8)   get or set wscons state
--More--(byte 1197)polaris# 

And then it blanks out my prompt.  (via xterm)

Another box I'm ssh'd into via an xterm, gives me a screen full of esc codes.

Also, a strange result, I get less results from "apropos -C8p de", than I do
from "apropos -C8p dev"

I think some of the new matching code is really neat, but I'm completely
confounded by what it does and doesn't find.

On 28-Mar-2013 Valery Ushakov wrote:
> The following reply was made to PR bin/47701; it has been noted by GNATS.
> From: Valery Ushakov <>
> To:
> Cc: 
> Subject: Re: bin/47701: apropos doesn't work
> Date: Thu, 28 Mar 2013 08:31:13 +0400
>  On Thu, Mar 28, 2013 at 03:35:01 +0000, wrote:
>  > If I want to find usbdevs, apparently I have to do -C8 ?? 
>  Apparently apropos now prints (silently) just the first 10 results!
>  You need to use -p to tell it to return everything.  Except the way -p
>  invokes pager seems broken since it uses popen.
>  -uwe

Tim Rightnour <>
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