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Re: [Groff] Unix Man Pages

From: Colin Watson
Subject: Re: [Groff] Unix Man Pages
Date: Tue, 11 Mar 2003 00:21:53 +0000
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On Mon, Mar 10, 2003 at 11:40:39PM +0000, Ralph Corderoy wrote:
> Hi John,
> > I noticed man pages often wrap to the width of the terminal.  Can I
> > set the line width somehow by stuffing the right number into some
> > environment variable?
> Not if you want it to be portable.

For Unix in general this is true. If you're on a recentish GNU/Linux
distribution then MANWIDTH should work; it's supported compatibly by
both man implementations.

Colin Watson                                  address@hidden

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