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xman does not work under Mac OS X


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From: Karel Koskuba <karel@golem.demon.co.uk>
Subject: Re: xman under OSX
Date: Sat, 1 Feb 2003 19:44:54 +0000
References: <u+e34ZC$ouO+EwWy@golem.demon.co.uk> 

Dave Seaman <dseaman@no.such.host> writes

>Xman uses groff(1) to format the man page.  If you look at the groff man
>page, it mentions an environment variable GROFF_TYPESETTER that
>determines the default device.  This is normally assumed to be a device
>that can accept PostScript.  If you set GROFF_TYPESETTER to "ascii"
>before running xman, it solves the problem.



and so it does :^)

Many thanks for your help.
Karel
 

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