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Re: [Groff] Unix Man Pages

From: Ralph Corderoy
Subject: Re: [Groff] Unix Man Pages
Date: Sun, 09 Mar 2003 10:19:03 +0000

Hi Colin,

> It would be cool to have a switch / environment variable to groff that
> would disable hyphenation permanently, actually; I'd love to be able
> to have a switch for man(1) that could reliably render man pages
> unhyphenated, without having to rely on pages not to fiddle with the
> setting. (It seems not uncommon for man pages to bracket text with .nh
> and .hy requests.)

Can't a more robust version of my `echo .nh' redefine .hy to do nothing?
That way, it wouldn't matter what the following man page does.  It's
unlikely to retrieve the standard definition.



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