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Re: [opensuse] man pages and PDF
  • From: "Carlos E. R." <robin.listas@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 1 Aug 2008 11:59:47 +0200 (CEST)
  • Message-id: <alpine.LSU.1.00.0808011157150.11136@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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The Thursday 2008-07-31 at 21:04 -0700, Kurt Wall wrote:

that has built-in display Postscript (I'm thinking NEXT, here). For the
rest of us mere mortals, man is fine. It will work on the most
primitive 80x25 teletype display. Good luck with viewing PDFs or
Postscript out on that same 80x25 TTY.

mc displays pdf as plain text. Imperfectly, but it does

However, I would not like man pages to be pdfs: for instance, "apropos" would fail or be terribly slow.

- -- Cheers,
Carlos E. R.

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