Bug 9026 - man pages that don't end with newlines
Summary: man pages that don't end with newlines
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: man
Version: 6.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bernhard Rosenkraenzer
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Reported: 2000-01-31 20:30 UTC by ben
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-01-31 20:30:48 UTC


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Description ben 2000-01-31 20:30:48 UTC
Man doesn't handle man pages that don't end with newlines very well it
prints some extra garbage.

This should probably be reported to the maintainer of man but I don't know
who that is right now.

So if you have a man page which ends like:
.BR ppd_free "(3), " ppd_emit "(3)"
When you try to display the man page you get something like:
ppd_emit(3).pl520u+1

However if you put the end of the line in then and make it look like:
.BR ppd_free "(3), " ppd_emit "(3)"\n

Then it works fine.

Comment 1 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2000-10-12 13:41:30 UTC
Fixed in 1.5h1-13


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