How to adjust man page line length [SOLVED]

Charlie Kester corky1951 at
Thu Jan 20 18:02:59 UTC 2011

On Wed 19 Jan 2011 at 21:36:19 PST David Kelly wrote:
>On Jan 19, 2011, at 10:51 PM, David J. Weller-Fahy wrote:
>> That did the job, but made `man -k`, which my fingers find familiar,
>> unusable.  I remembered you were running a CURRENT snapshot, so figured
>> I'd check the difference between man in HEAD and 8.1-RELEASE... WOW!
>> The man in HEAD is now a shell script.
>In ancient times man was originally a shell script. What is old is new

Is this a consequence of the move to mdocml instead of groff?

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