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    Default [WORKAROUND] Man pages in color

    Hi,

    I've found a simple workaround: 'man 'command' | most', probably with the most.rc file 'borrowed' from Zenwalk provides colored man pages.

    I'm trying to add some color to the man pages (since I'm using them all the time). So far I've added an 'export PAGER="most" statement to /root/.bashrc and a config file (?) /etc/most.rc 'borrowed' from my Zenwalk desktop installation.

    This should do the trick. But it doesn't.

    Can anybody help me please.


    The MoD

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    http://humanreadable.nfshost.com/sde...d_manpages.htm

    Says it should work for slackware as well.

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    Hi Pureh@te,

    this is exactly the link I used to learn what to do.

    Right now it doesn't work. Maybe because I've changed the wrong script file?

    Will do some more investigations.


    Thx.

    The MoD

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    Well it works for me in gentoo. Are you sure backtrack has "most" installed?

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    Version 4.10.2, it says. However, the directory /usr/most-version/ -as said in the howto on humanreadable (your link) - does not exist in BT
    whereis most returns a lot of entries, most of them are for the man page or .../X11/... of most.

    The MoD

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