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Offline gd_on

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Man page viewer problems
« on: October 18, 2013, 01:14:28 pm »
Man page viewer does not seem to be able to find links if they are inside a .gz file.
Example :
On my windows machine I have inside man3 folder a sprintf.3 which contains .so man3/printf.3
So when I try to obtain an help on sprintf, I obtain the printf help. That's OK, the direct link works.

On a Linux machine I have inside man3 folder a sprintf.3.gz which contains itself sprintf.3 with the same content as previously.
So an help on sprintf, finds in my case 3 occurences in the help viewer : sprintf.3, sprintf.3p, sprintf.3p
But if I click on a each link, it does not work, because those files are .gz files, containing a link to man3/printf.3 for example. But the real file to find should be printf.3.gz for example.
In case of a link to a .gz file, this option is apparently not tried, so the file is not found.

An other problem.
If the help is very long (gcc for example), it could be nice if there was an option to search a word inside this man page.

Finally, when a help page is viewed, it appears with different characters types (bold, bigger ones, italics, ...). I tried to copy and paste the contents of the viewer to Word for example. The text is transfered, but not the characters types. Could it be possible to add such a thing !

Thanks,

gd_on
« Last Edit: October 18, 2013, 03:46:14 pm by gd_on »
Windows 10, svn C::B (last version or almost!), WxWidgets 3.1.4 (git), Compilers 8.1.0, 64 bits (seh, posix : gcc, g++ and gfortran in C:\MinGW64) or 32 bits (sjlj, posix in C:\MinGW32). Tests and switch to msys2 and gcc 10.1 compilers.

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Re: Man page viewer problems
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2013, 02:13:04 pm »
Can you report this in the bug tracker and assign the bug to tpetrov or post the link, so I don't forget about it?
(most of the time I ignore long posts)
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Re: Man page viewer problems
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2013, 03:41:36 pm »
OK, done.
link : https://developer.berlios.de/bugs/?func=detailbug&bug_id=19155&group_id=5358

I don't know how to assign the bug to a specific guy.
If I remember, the author of the plugin is Ceniza.

gd_on
Windows 10, svn C::B (last version or almost!), WxWidgets 3.1.4 (git), Compilers 8.1.0, 64 bits (seh, posix : gcc, g++ and gfortran in C:\MinGW64) or 32 bits (sjlj, posix in C:\MinGW32). Tests and switch to msys2 and gcc 10.1 compilers.