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Re: emacs man too many columns

From: Daniel Pittman
Subject: Re: emacs man too many columns
Date: Sun, 28 Mar 2010 21:49:41 +1100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.1 (gnu/linux)

Brendan Miller <address@hidden> writes:

> On Sun, Mar 28, 2010 at 12:24 AM, Brendan Miller <address@hidden> wrote:
>> When I use M-x man to display a man page, it is typically too many
>> columns... I want the man page to display in 80 columns, as that's
>> what I have my windows sized to.
>> I'm used to man "just working" inside a terminal emulator... is there
>> some setting to force 80 column output?
> Ah, never mind, the MANWIDTH environment variable seems to handle it.

There is also `Man-width' in Emacs to address the same requirement.  Most of
the variables related to man are hidden with an initial cap to make it easier
for M-x man <RET> to do the expected thing.

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