Bug 80893 - Setting MANWIDTH in environment does not successfully affect the displayed width of man pages.
Setting MANWIDTH in environment does not successfully affect the displayed wi...
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: man (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Eido Inoue
Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2003-01-01 16:03 EST by David Sumbler
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:49 EDT (History)
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Fixed In Version: 1.5o1-1
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Last Closed: 2004-11-09 17:17:28 EST
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Description David Sumbler 2003-01-01 16:03:16 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; en-GB; rv:1.0.1) Gecko/20020823

Description of problem:
Man pages display 78 characters per line, even after I enter a command such as 

export MANWIDTH=100

The variable is being correctly set, but 'man' does not use this value, contrary
to what is stated in the 'man' manual.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Enter command 'export MANWIDTH=60' (for instance)
2. Enter command 'man ls' (for instance)


Actual Results:  Displayed width of man page is unaffected (78 characters).

Expected Results:  Width should have been 60 characters

Additional info:
Comment 1 Michael Wardle 2003-01-20 19:27:41 EST
Seems to be related to bug 79172. 
Comment 2 Eido Inoue 2003-02-07 15:17:30 EST

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 79172 ***
Comment 3 Florian La Roche 2003-02-07 19:59:25 EST
/ll is not setup from the current man, so this really looks like
a problem in man. Seems also it only allows setting the width in
a certain range, so I am not sure this is really a supported option.


Florian La Roche
Comment 4 Eido Inoue 2004-11-09 17:17:28 EST
man was not passing -rLT and -rLL to nroff/groff; fixed in current rawhide

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