Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 82740
extraneous ^H in emacs man
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:50:21 EDT
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
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
emacs 21.2 or later (happens with current emacs beta)
Steps to Reproduce:
1. M-x man rpm RET
^H is visible
Output should be clean.
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
^H does not appear to be in the source... looks like a groff problem.
Seems fixed now. Several groff/less/... man page display bugs have been fixed
in the mean time.
Do you still see this problem?
I'm no longer seeing this with the latest packages.