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g0del
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2011 9:39 pm    Post subject: color manpages with most Reply with quote

If your like me, you read manpages alot, and often. I dont like the standard output from less. Instead, what I use is the program most, it has colorised(sic) output making reading man pages a whole lot easier.
To install it just emerge it
Code:
emerge -va most

To have just one user using most, you can change the environment variable
Code:
MANPAGER

To test it to see if you like it
Code:
export MANPAGER=/usr/bin/most
genix@demon ~# man most

If you like it, set it in your
Code:
~/.bashrc

with
Code:
echo "export MANPAGER=/usr/bin/most" >> ~/.bashrc

Either log back out and back in or just
Code:
source ~/.bashrc

If you like it so much that everyone on the system must have it, as root, set it in gentoo's wonderful
Code:
/etc/env.d/99local

And if you don't have that file, again, as root just create it and put
Code:
MANPAGER=/usr/bin/most
inside it. Then as root update your profile.env by
Code:
env-update
now your profile.env is updated either log back out and back in or
Code:
source /etc/profile
and your done. Enjoy reading your manpages with most.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2011 6:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like it :)

I don't like the default colours (bright red for bold is too much) but I can change that.

Thanks for the tip.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2011 6:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-p-5589428.html#5589428 :D
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