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Colorful man

Terminal - Colorful man
apt-get install most && update-alternatives --set pager /usr/bin/most
2010-01-04 14:13:55
User: aurium
Functions: apt install
25
Colorful man

That command installs "most" and make this command as the default man reader. The "most" works like "less" (the current man reader), but it render colors for manpages and may do more things. Read "man most".

You can see a preview here: http://www.dicas-l.com.br/dicas-l/20090718.php

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Terminal - Alternatives
/usr/bin/man man | /usr/bin/col -b | /usr/bin/iconv -c | view -c 'set ft=man nomod nolist nospell nonu
2010-01-04 18:35:42
User: furicle
Functions: man
2

Colourful with vim regex finding goodness!

Replace the 'man' with the page to be looked up.

I actually have as a function in my .profile

function vman {

/usr/bin/man $* | /usr/bin/col -b | /usr/bin/iconv -c | view -c 'set ft=man nomod nolist nospell nonu' -

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Comment by Gomex 250 weeks and 4 days ago

If you don't want to set most as the default pager using alternatives, you can put this in your ~/.bashrc

export MANPAGER=most

Comment by dennisw 250 weeks and 2 days ago

Sorry, going from less to most was just not intuitive. It does not retain the standard "vi" moving around / search features.

Comment by Buzzcp 249 weeks and 4 days ago

Alternately, if you set the LESS_TERMCAP series of variables to something like this...

export LESS_TERMCAP_mb=$'\E[01;31m'

export LESS_TERMCAP_md=$'\E[01;31m'

export LESS_TERMCAP_me=$'\E[0m'

export LESS_TERMCAP_se=$'\E[0m'

export LESS_TERMCAP_so=$'\E[01;44;33m'

export LESS_TERMCAP_ue=$'\E[0m'

...and set LESS=-R (I personally recommend -iFRX, but only -R is germane here), less will colorize manpages.

Comment by escondida 145 weeks ago

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