[Bug 8976] New: Man can't read pager from man.conf file

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            Bug ID: 8976
           Summary: Man can't read pager from man.conf file
           Product: Busybox
           Version: 1.24.x
          Hardware: All
                OS: Linux
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P5
         Component: Other
          Assignee: unassigned at busybox.net
          Reporter: luckboy at vp.pl
                CC: busybox-cvs at busybox.net
  Target Milestone: ---

Created attachment 6451
  --> https://bugs.busybox.net/attachment.cgi?id=6451&action=edit
Patch that fixes this bug.

Man incorrectly parses the DEFINE field with the pager key in the man.conf
As I ran busybox without the less applet for /etc/man.conf file with defined
pager as "less -R", and then man used the more program as pager instead the
program. My system have external less program.

Example line with the DEFINE field in /etc/man.conf file:

DEFINE pager less -R

I attach a proposed patch that fixes this bug.

Man uses correct pager instead the more program after applying this patch.

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