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Re: Manual page width is fixed and I'd like it not to be

On Tue, 23 Nov 2004, Brian Dessent wrote:

> Dave wrote:
> > Attached is a patch to man.conf, providing a (hacked) solution
> > allowing MANWIDTH to work (here at least). Only intended as a short
> > term fixup for those who need it :). Will need some work if you want
> > it to cope with term resizing.
> >
> > Thanks to
> > -NROFF          /usr/bin/nroff -c -mandoc 2>/dev/null
> > +NROFF          /usr/bin/nroff -c -mandoc -rLL=`echo $MANWIDTH`n -rLT=`echo $MANWIDTH`n 2>/dev/null
> Just a little more info about how debian does this, in case someone
> wants to flesh this out for it to do "the right thing".
> [snip]
> I think they must be using their own patched version of man which adds
> all of the above functionality.  "man --version" says "man, version
> 2.4.2, 2003-09-20".  It has no man.conf that I can find.

As I said in <>, the
problem is not with man, but with groff.  With MANWIDTH=130, Cygwin's man
dutifully echoes '.ll 11.7i', which the nroff process promptly ignores.
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