How to adjust man page line length [SOLVED]
keramida at ceid.upatras.gr
Thu Jan 20 11:59:47 UTC 2011
On Wed, 19 Jan 2011 22:51:45 -0600, "David J. Weller-Fahy" <dave-lists-freebsd-questions at weller-fahy.com> wrote:
> * Giorgos Keramidas <keramida at ceid.upatras.gr> [2011-01-19 02:57 -0500]:
>> On Tue, 18 Jan 2011 12:29:18 -0600, David Kelly <dkelly at hiwaay.net> wrote:
>> > On Tue, Jan 18, 2011 at 06:11:13PM +0100, Giorgos Keramidas wrote:
>> >> Set the 'columns' attribute of your tty:
>> >> stty columns 60
>> >> man xxx
>> > *Should*? You posted without trying it? (I tried, did not work).
>> 'Should' as in "I tried it here and it worked". I'm running a recent
>> CURRENT snapshot, but I don't think this affects the results. What
>> does 'stty -a' show in your terminal? What is your shell's
>> environment (e.g. the value of COLUMNS)? What is your PAGER? etc.
> Well... that was an interesting night of experimentation. Thanks for
> the idea about stty (which I didn't know about), because otherwise I
> might have gone mad (apparently COLUMNS isn't set in the environment of
> a shell script... which makes sense when one thinks about it).
> Regardless, I ended up finding two solutions.
Nice! I'll check with our groff maintainer(s) to see if they have plans
to MFC the latest man/groff stuff.
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