Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 11621
Man pages displaying <AD> at end of lines
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:55 EDT
I am getting <AD> displayed at the end of lines for a lot of man pages. It
will occur on a text console or on a Konsole under KDE and it displays in
the same place on both. Here's an example, man rwhod:
RWHOD(8) System Manager's Manual
rwhod - system status server
Rwhod is the server which maintains the database used by the rwho(1)
ruptime(1) programs. Its operation is predicated on the ability to
broadcast messages on a network.
Rwhod operates as both a producer and consumer of status information.
a producer of information it periodically queries the state of the
and constructs status messages which are broadcast on a network. As a
consumer of information, it listens for other rwhod servers' status
sages, validating them, then recording them in a collection of files
cated in the directory
'export LESSCHARSET=latin1' fixes this problem.
Setting the charset is not a solution for all users. You need to edit your
/etc/man.config and change this line:
PAGER /usr/bin/less -is
PAGER /usr/bin/less -isr
That solves the problem. Here's an explanation in less man page:
-r or --raw-control-chars
Causes "raw" control characters to be displayed. The default is to
display control characters using the caret notation; for example, a
control-A (octal 001) is displayed as "^A". Warning: when the -r
option is used, less cannot keep track of the actual appearance of the
screen (since this depends on how the screen responds to each type of
control character). Thus, various display problems may result, such
as long lines being split in the wrong place.
I've never experienced any problems the man page indicates so I doubt you will
Thanks, fixed in 1.5h1-8