Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 77607
Can't view man pages when running screen
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:48:20 EDT
Description of Problem:
If you are running screen, some man pages are truncated and man becomes
unusable. It seems that some man pages are generating escape sequences that
are not supported by screen. This makes man completely unusable under screen.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run 'screen'
2. Run 'man dump'
Partial man page, no 'less' promp, unresponsive to keyboard input.
Complete man page, 'less' prompt, responsive to keyboard input.
'dump' man page one of many that seem to break under screen. Try a few to find
Try different values for you TERM environment variable for starters:
All three TERM settings fail as reported. Confirmed both on console and putty
We built screen without UTF-8 support in Red Hat Linux 8.0. This is because the
UTF-8 support in screen was causing more problems than it solves. So, to fix
this, we need to tell other programs not to use UTF-8 languages (which confuse
export LANG=en (or LANG=C)
Should work. You could put the "export LANG=en" in your .bashrc.
Changing LANG solves problems. Thanks for quick reply.