"can not reopen stdout"

"can not reopen stdout"

Post by Frank Simmon » Mon, 05 May 1997 04:00:00

i'm getting the error msg "can not reopen stdout" when issuing the
'man ' command. anyone know why or how i fix this ?
muchas gracias (in light of 'cinco de mayo') - all help receives the
best * margarita east of the mason dixon


1. can not reopen stdout ("PG")

David Stanley propounded (on Mon, Jan 17, 2000 at 09:01:16AM +1100):

| On our SCO machine suddenly "PG" does not run it comes with error
| message "can not reopen stdout".  But, you can run it as root without
| any problem.

'PG' ?   You mean, I think, 'pg'

| Please let me know if you know how to solve the problem.

Did /dev/tty disappear?

If so, TA 106213 tells you how to re-create it.

And after you fix the problem, become a happier camper by renouncing the
use of pg or more, and using the current version of less instead.


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