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Zsh Colored Man Pages

zsh plugin that colorifies man pages

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zsh colored man pages

zsh plugin that colorifies man pages.

It simply provides a man wrapper function that shows colored manpages.

Installation

Antigen

Add this to your .zshrc:

antigen bundle ael-code/zsh-colored-man-pages

From source

You can also load the man wrapper function by loading the colored-man-pages.plugin.zsh file directly:

source colored-man-pages.plugin.zsh && man less

Rationale

The wrapper function uses the LESS_TERMCAP_* environment variables to set the ASNI escape sequences that less uses to print special strings (bold, underline, reversed, etc.. ).

ANSI escape sequences are retrieved from the terminfo database through the tput command.