[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index][Old Index]
Re: Importing the apropos GSoC code and switching to mandoc(1) by default
On Sun, 05 Feb 2012, Joerg Sonnenberger wrote:
Attached is the patch to integrate this into base and hook it into
daily/weekly and the boot process. Old apropos/whatis can be obtained
for now by using MKMAKEMANDB=no.
This also fixes a bug found in to makemandb code when using it with
Thank you. This seems to work pretty well.
It highlights search terms using escape sequences, which interacts
badly with pagers:
$ man -k man | less
man(1) display the on-line manual pages aka man pages
...ESC[1mmanESC[0m pages for a specified section and name combination.
(Normally, only the first ESC[1mmanESC[0m page found is displayed.) C
Use the specified file instead of the default configuration file. This
permits users to configure their own ESC[1mmanESC[0m environment. See
The highlighting also does not pay attention to the terminal
setting, so "TERM=hp2621 man -k man" prints ANSI escape sequences
instead of HP escape sequences.
I'd suggest either not highlighting at all, or highlighting in a
pager-compatible way by default, and highlighting using escape
sequences only of the output is a tty or if requested via a
command line option.
It prints more than a screenful of output by default. I'd suggest
either printing only one line per result by default, or piping
through a pager if the output is a tty.
--apb (Alan Barrett)
Main Index |
Thread Index |