When I use perldoc, I get many characters like this ESC[1m
with many variants. This happens, for example, when I type
perldoc perldoc to the Unix command line, making the output unreadable. I checked the output of perldoc perldoc by piping in Unix to a hexdump program, and it really is outputting Escape [ 1 m.
Could someone please tell me the name of this type of encoding, so I could check out what perldoc is trying to say to me?
I run MacOsX 10.6.8 and my version of perl is downloaded from Macports. perl --version gives:
perl 5, version 12, subversion 3 (v5.12.3) built for darwin-multi-2level.
Can I fix my perldoc problem a) in MacOsX b) in perl?
Is this a MacOsX problem or a perldoc problem?
Posts are HTML formatted. Put <p> </p> tags around your paragraphs. Put <code> </code> tags around your code and data!
Read Where should I post X? if you're not absolutely sure you're posting in the right place.
Please read these before you post! —
Posts may use any of the Perl Monks Approved HTML tags:
Outside of code tags, you may need to use entities for some characters:
- a, abbr, b, big, blockquote, br, caption, center, col, colgroup, dd, del, div, dl, dt, em, font, h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6, hr, i, ins, li, ol, p, pre, readmore, small, span, spoiler, strike, strong, sub, sup, table, tbody, td, tfoot, th, thead, tr, tt, u, ul, wbr
Link using PerlMonks shortcuts! What shortcuts can I use for linking?
See Writeup Formatting Tips and other pages linked from there for more info.
| & || & |
| < || < |
| > || > |
| [ || [ |
| ] || ] ||