Bug 82740 - extraneous ^H in emacs man
extraneous ^H in emacs man
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: groff (Show other bugs)
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i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Florian La Roche
Mike McLean
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Blocks: 79579
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Reported: 2003-01-25 11:33 EST by Jay Berkenbilt
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:50 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-02-10 08:33:31 EST
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Description Jay Berkenbilt 2003-01-25 11:33:38 EST
Description of problem:

When running M-x man in emacs, resulting pages display with extraneous ^H
(backspace) characters embedded.  I'm not sure whether this is an emacs problem
or a man problem, but a similar bug in the past ended up being a problem with
/usr/share/misc/man.config.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

emacs 21.2 or later (happens with current emacs beta)
man-1.5k-2
groff-1.18.1-7

How reproducible:

always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. M-x man rpm RET
    
Actual results:

^H is visible

Expected results:

Output should be clean.

Additional info:

M-x man rpm and M-x man mkisofs both exhibit this problem.  M-x ls does not. 
Perhaps that can provide some clue as to what groff output is not getting
interpreted correctly.
Comment 1 Eido Inoue 2003-01-29 13:03:41 EST
^H does not appear to be in the source... looks like a groff problem.
Comment 2 Tim Waugh 2003-02-06 04:43:21 EST
Seems fixed now.  Several groff/less/... man page display bugs have been fixed
in the mean time.

Do you still see this problem?
Comment 3 Jay Turner 2003-02-10 08:33:31 EST
I'm no longer seeing this with the latest packages.

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