45788Does 'man' syntax do its job?
- Jan 1, 2007Hi,
I tried to use view with the 'man' syntax, for example on the file vimtutor.man
GROFF_NO_SGR=y groff -Tascii -man $(man -w vimtutor) > vimtutor.man
(this is not the file vimtutor.man in the vim distribution - the latter
doesn't include embedded backspaces).
I have the following problem: while the character before an embedded backspace
is ignored (sort of: it is colored white), the backspace is printed as a ^H.
I would expect the two characters to be skipped all together. The same effect
is generated without the man syntax, just with sourcing
$VIMRUNTIME/syntax/ctrlh.vim. This is not new to 7.0 - 6.3 shows the same
results. You can see a screen dump of 'gview' in
http://www.math.technion.ac.il/~rl/etc/gview.jpg , and of 'view' on an xterm
with a yellow background in http://www.math.technion.ac.il/~rl/etc/view.jpg. I
I ran 'gview' and 'view' with the command line
gview -i NONE -c 'syntax on' vimtutor.man
view -i NONE -c 'syntax on' vimtutor.man
Dr. Zvi Har'El mailto:rl@... Department of Mathematics
tel:+972-54-4227607 icq:179294841 Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
fax:+972-4-8293388 http://www.math.technion.ac.il/~rl/ Haifa 32000, ISRAEL
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Monday, 11 Tevet 5767, 1 January 2007, 3:34PM
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