Linux man pages are the most important resource for a Linux freak. By default man pages are formatted using the ‘less’ utility. ‘less’ shows the man pages in black & white, something like this :
If you use ‘most’ utility to format man pages, you will get a properly colour-formatted man pages. Take a look at man pages configured on my system :
Do you like this one ?? Read on how to configure ‘most’ as your man pages viewer.
Step 1: Install the package ‘most’
$ sudo aptitude install most
Step 2: Configure ‘most’ as your man page viewer using update-alternatives :
$ sudo update-alternatives --config pager
Enter the number corresponding to /usr/bin/most , here in this screenshot its 5.
Yeah, its done. Nothing more to do !!
Let me know if you find any difficulty doing this.
P.S: This can be done in Fedora as well as other linux also. In Fedora I guess you will have to use the command /usr/sbin/alternatives instead of update-alternatives as root. Somebody try out in Fedora and let me know.