[tex-live] control characters in man page from tlmgr --help

Karl Berry karl at freefriends.org
Tue Feb 23 22:57:14 CET 2010

    "/var/folders/Hc/Hc53KnQCGN8u9bLoMHnEqE+++TI/-Tmp-/xj7uvKsSh8" may be
    a binary file.  See it anyway?

That looks like a message from less, which is perhaps your default
pager.  Try setting your PAGER environment variable to "less -f", or
your LESS environment variable to "-f".  (I.e., less -f says to not
bother checking for supposedly-binary-files.)  Or setting PAGER to
some other program that is smarter about what is and isn't binary.

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