Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 80893
Setting MANWIDTH in environment does not successfully affect the displayed width of man pages.
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:49:26 EDT
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Description of problem:
Man pages display 78 characters per line, even after I enter a command such as
The variable is being correctly set, but 'man' does not use this value, contrary
to what is stated in the 'man' manual.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
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
Seems to be related to bug 79172.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 79172 ***
/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
man was not passing -rLT and -rLL to nroff/groff; fixed in current rawhide