Bug 82740 - extraneous ^H in emacs man
Summary: extraneous ^H in emacs man
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: groff
Version: phoebe
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Florian La Roche
QA Contact: Mike McLean
Depends On:
Blocks: 79579
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-01-25 16:33 UTC by Jay Berkenbilt
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:50 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2003-02-10 13:33:31 UTC

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Description Jay Berkenbilt 2003-01-25 16:33:38 UTC
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)

How reproducible:


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 18:03:41 UTC
^H does not appear to be in the source... looks like a groff problem.

Comment 2 Tim Waugh 2003-02-06 09:43:21 UTC
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 13:33:31 UTC
I'm no longer seeing this with the latest packages.

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