Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 104876
file(1) and magic(5) are missing &, <, and > characters
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:57:42 EDT
The file(1) and magic(5) man pages' groff source makes references to undefined
strings: \*[Am], \*[Lt], and \*[Gt]. These are intended to display as &, <, and
> respectively. These characters are critical in magic(5).
Additionally, in the synopsis of file(1), there is a line:
that really should be:
(preventing the elipsis from being interpreted as a command).
file(1) is maintained by Cristos Zoulas and is distributed from
<ftp://ftp.astron.com/pub/file/file-X.YY.tar.gz>. There are currently two
versions there: 3.41 and 4.04. 3.41 still has the problems but 4.04 does not.
The following definitions, added near the top of each file, would solve the
.ds Am &
.ds Lt <
.ds Gt >
this should be fixed in file-4.06-1 packages in rawhide.