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Bug 119823 - exiting man pages gives nroff Broken Pipe error
exiting man pages gives nroff Broken Pipe error
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: man (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Eido Inoue
Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2004-04-02 09:11 EST by James Walton
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-04-19 15:43:38 EDT
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Description James Walton 2004-04-02 09:11:34 EST
Description of problem:
Exiting man pages throws the following error message
/usr/bin/nroff: line 69:  3304 Done                    /usr/bin/iconv
-f ${charset_in} -t utf-8 ${TMPFILE}
      3305                       | /usr/bin/groff -mtty-char -Tutf8
$opts 2>/dev/null
      3306 Broken pipe             | /usr/bin/iconv -f utf-8 -t

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How reproducible: Every Time

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Read man page (i.e. man ps)
2. Exit man page
Actual results: Error message as seen above

Expected results: No error

Additional info:
Comment 1 Eido Inoue 2004-04-19 15:43:38 EDT
by "quitting", I guess you mean pressing "q" during the pager. In
which case, I couldn't reproduce your bug using the latest man with

However, the pipe is generated by man, not groff.

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