Bug 20654 - bash doc files do not contain highlighted text
Summary: bash doc files do not contain highlighted text
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: bash   
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Version: 7.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Bernhard Rosenkraenzer
QA Contact: David Lawrence
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Reported: 2000-11-10 18:36 UTC by Michael Jennings (KainX)
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:29 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-11-10 18:36:33 UTC
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Description Michael Jennings (KainX) 2000-11-10 18:36:31 UTC
Someone at RedHat (apparently Dale Lovelace) thought it would be a good
idea to remove the ^H characters from the bash-doc files.  Here is the
relevant changelog entry:

* Fri Sep 14 1999 Dale Lovelace <dale@redhat.com>
- Remove annoying ^H's from documentation

What Dale obviously doesn't realize is that the ^H characters are there to
provide bold type and make the documentation read like a man page (with
syntax highlighting and such).  Stripping those ^H characters makes all the
text plain and harder to read.

This was also a problem in 6.x

Comment 1 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2000-11-16 12:21:48 UTC
Fixed in 2.04-13. (Delayed because I wanted to give dale a chance to comment on this).

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