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Linux man page highlights and underlines [closed]

I'm using an xterm window to ssh into one of my LINUX boxes. When I bring up a man page (i.e. man xterm) some of the lines are underlined or highlighted. I can page down as normal, but when I quit the ...
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Why the duplications in the command line output

Entering the following command prints duplicates as shown below. Not all lines print twice but some do. What gives? XXXX:~ XXXX$ man -k pid pid(ntcl) - Retrieve process identifiers ...
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Documentation on LESS_TERMCAP_* variables?

I see these pretty colors in manpages viewed with less when setting a bunch of these variables. What do they mean, where is the documentation? Is this interpreted by less or termcap? screenshot
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Auto continuous scrolling of man output

When I execute man foo the terminal shows only the first page and then pauses. Then I have to manually press the keys to scroll here and there. After executing man foo how do I get an output which is ...
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Ctrl-s hang terminal emulator?

I came across a sentence in vimdoc: Note: CTRL-S does not work on all terminals and might block further input, use CTRL-Q to get going again. and this key indeed hangs my vim. I was ...
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How does “man” restore the screen when I quit the program?

If I open a man page of a program like cat or ls, it prints (may not be the appropriate word) the contents of the man page and when I press q, it shows the screen just like before invoking the man ...
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How to disable styling on man pages?

Is there an easy way to turn off all styling on man pages? Colors, bold, italics, everything... If not, what is an uneasy way?
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Dynamically reformatting man pages on terminal dimension changes

One common workflow of mine is to open a manual page in a terminal, then another terminal in which to test things. The man page is formatted to the initial dimensions of the first terminal. When I now ...