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Re: [Groff] Unix Man Pages

From: Colin Watson
Subject: Re: [Groff] Unix Man Pages
Date: Sun, 9 Mar 2003 12:02:22 +0000
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On Sun, Mar 09, 2003 at 10:19:03AM +0000, Ralph Corderoy wrote:
> 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.

Ooh. Nice idea, thanks!

Colin Watson                                  address@hidden

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