[tex-live] format of help

reinhard.kotucha at web.de reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Wed May 26 13:04:09 CEST 2010

On 26 May 2010 Mojca Miklavec wrote:

 > Dear Norbert,
 > it's somehow still readable, but nevertheless a bit weird. The
 > documentation of most TL scripts looks like the following in bash on
 > Mac. Is there any simple way to "make it more user friendly"? (low
 > priority)
 > Thanks,
 >     Mojca
 > > ./install-tl --help
 > "/var/folders/M4/M4ltQCbqFY8X0ixvLEMsQE+++TI/-Tmp-/sHIvgr2L6h" may be
 > a binary file.  See it anyway?
 > INSTALL-TL(1)         User Contributed Perl Documentation        INSTALL-TL(1)
 >        install-tl - TeX Live cross-platform installer

Hi Mojca,
this is caused by less(1) being invoked without the -R option.

Could you set the environment variable

   LESS='-R -M --shift 5'

and try again?


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