Hoary Array 6: "non-printable characters" in the mdadm manual page

Daniel Silverstone dsilvers at digital-scurf.org
Tue Mar 8 18:07:43 UTC 2005

On Tue, 2005-03-08 at 19:01 +0100, Herbert Straub wrote:
> With man mdadm the "-" character could not displayed. There is a "block" instead
> of a "-". I compare the mdadm and the grub manual page with zless and see, that
> the grub page conaining "\-\-" and this is displayed correctly. The mdadm page
> containing "--". Im using LANG=en_US.UTF-8 and keymap german. This situation
> appears in the console tty*.

Check out /etc/groff/

There are a couple of files in there to deal with man and mdoc pages.

Near the bottom of each is a couple of lines you can uncomment to force
the manual pages to use ordinary "-" characters


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