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Old 06-25-2010
Changing Man page output

I've been asked to come up with a command to display a man page that will continuously scrol (i.e. not hitting space/enter)l. Is there a way do this? I'm stumped.

Thank you for your help.
# 2  
Old 06-25-2010
Code:
export PAGER=cat
man ls

# 3  
Old 06-25-2010
Thank you for the quick response. Is there any way to do this using only commands? I tried to cat the man file, thinking that that would display the entire file, but it would not work.
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Old 06-25-2010
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Originally Posted by Opy99
Thank you for the quick response. Is there any way to do this using only commands? I tried to cat the man file, thinking that that would display the entire file, but it would not work.
I don't understand the question.
Could you elaborate on what do you mean by 'using only commands'?
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Old 06-25-2010
Sorry about the ambiguity. Normally, when you execute the man command, the output is displayed one page at a time. I do not want the output of the man command to be displayed by pages but, instead, continously scroll, what command option would I use to do this?

This is for an intro UNIX class, so I don't think they want us changing variables at this time. (I could be wrong though).
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Old 06-25-2010
Quote:
Originally Posted by Opy99
Sorry about the ambiguity. Normally, when you execute the man command, the output is displayed one page at a time. I do not want the output of the man command to be displayed by pages but, instead, continously scroll, what command option would I use to do this?

This is for an intro UNIX class, so I don't think they want us changing variables at this time. (I could be wrong though).
Hmmmm...... I don't see anything applicable on Solaris' version of 'man'.
I cannot think of anything solution, but:
Code:
PAGER=cat man ls

Maybe others can think of something different.
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Old 06-25-2010
How about col?

Code:
man ls | col

 
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