OT: Strange output of shell"man xyz" on OS X

Klaus Major klaus at major-k.de
Wed May 31 04:20:45 EDT 2006


Hi friends,

can someone explain why I get this strange output and how to
avoid/workaround itwhen using e.g.:

...
put shell("man grep") into fld 1
...

The result looks like:

############
NNAAMMEE
        grep, egrep, fgrep - print lines matching a pattern

SSYYNNOOPPSSIISS
        ggrreepp [_o_p_t_i_o_n_s] _P_A_T_T_E_R_N  
[_F_I_L_E...]
        ggrreepp [_o_p_t_i_o_n_s] [--ee  
_P_A_T_T_E_R_N | --ff _F_I_L_E] [_F_I_L_E...]

DDEESSCCRRIIPPTTIIOONN
        GGrreepp  searches the named input _F_I_L_Es (or  
standard input if no files are
        named, or the file name -- is given) for lines containing a  
match to the
        given _P_A_T_T_E_R_N.  By default, ggrreepp prints  
the matching lines.

        In addition, two variant programs eeggrreepp and  
ffggrreepp are available.  EEggrreepp
        is the same as ggrreepp --EE.  FFggrreepp is the  
same as ggrreepp --FF.

OOPPTTIIOONNSS
        --AA _N_U_M, ----aafftteerr-- 
ccoonntteexxtt==_N_U_M
               Print _N_U_M  lines  of  trailing  context  after   
matching  lines.
               Places  a  line  containing  ----  between   
contiguous  groups  of
               matches.

        --aa, ----tteexxtt
....

NO booze involved! ;-)


Any hints are very appreciated!


Regards

Klaus Major
klaus at major-k.de
http://www.major-k.de




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