Thursday, June 5, 2008

How to view man pages in color

The solution is basically to set the PAGER environment variable to the program that supports color.

There are at least 5 you can choose from:
* /bin/more
* /usr/bin/pg
* /usr/bin/less
* /usr/bin/w3m
* /usr/bin/most

To get "most" on Ubuntu, do the following:
prompt%> sudo apt-get install most
prompt%> sudo update-alternatives --config pager


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