On 11/05/2011 06:37 a.m., Andy Koppe wrote:
> On 11 May 2011 12:21, Chris Sutcliffe wrote:
>> On 10 May 2011 19:33, Cesar Romani wrote:
>>> I'm using mintty 0.9.7, msys 1.0.17, less 4.4.1, groff 1.20.1,
>>> man 1.6-mingw-beta-1 on Win XP.
>>> If I issue a man command, say "man bash", the output isn't sent to the
>>> pager, but the entire page will scroll on the screen without pausing.
>> Works fine for me in mintty 0.9.7.
> You're probably using man-msys, whereas Cesar is using man-mingw.
> 'man-mingw' would see MSYS's pseudo terminal (pty) device, which
> mintty is based on, as a pair of Windows pipes. Thus man-mingw thinks
> its output is being piped somewhere instead of being displayed on a
> terminal, which causes it to switch to non-interactive mode where it
> just dumps the entire man page.
> See also http://code.google.com/p/mintty/issues/detail?id=56.
> ps: What's the difference between the two man versions, apart from the
> one here?
You are right, with man-msys it works fine and I don't need to use
groff-msys. I can continue to use groff-mingw.
With rxvt it seems you'd need to use both man-msys and groff-msys.
The only difference I see is that man-msys additionally has manpath.exe