When I run
man [program], the man page text is output on the terminal (a la
cat, without a pager that provides interactivity) instead of opening the man page file in
less (so you can scroll, search, etc.):
➜ man git commit GIT-COMMIT(1) Git Manual GIT-COMMIT(1) NAME git-commit - Record changes to the repository SYNOPSIS [...the rest of the man page]
I've verified that
echo $PAGER returns
man -D -P less [program] still outputs to the terminal "like
cat does", without providing the ability to scroll or search etc., like
less usually does.
Using the debug flag
man says "
using /usr/bin/less as pager". I'm at a loss for what is happening.
Other useful information:
➜ env | grep LESS LESS=-R -M LESS_TERMCAP_mb= LESS_TERMCAP_md= LESS_TERMCAP_me= LESS_TERMCAP_so= LESS_TERMCAP_se= LESS_TERMCAP_us= LESS_TERMCAP_ue= ➜ echo $TERM xterm-256color
I do get an error for only one program. I don't believe it is directly relevant, but see this GH issue for details on that. tl;dr, the error that appears is
troff: <standard input>:1: name expected (got '\ '): treated as missing
This is also cross posted to the Manjaro forums here.
Issue is with zpm-zsh/colorize. I thought doing
\man would ignore the function, but
\ only ignores aliases. Removing this plugin solves the issue, but I'd like to understand why.