Subject: Re: Man Pages
To: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
From: Greywolf <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 11/17/1999 00:35:57
On Tue, 16 Nov 1999, der Mouse wrote:
# > I noticed that the [RedHat] man pages adjust their width to my
# > terminal size, whereas NetBSD seems to be constant at 80 chars or so.
# > Is there any reason why we wouldn't want ours to work that way?
# Well, for one thing, it means re-nroffing the page every time. I for
# one am not willing to put up with that time hit.
Speaking of this, I have a script and entries into /etc/man.conf by
which man* pages are converted into cat* pages. Is anyone interested
in such an item? (Obviously, _I_ missed it enough to write a hack-
around for this problem, since our man doesn't do this by default...)
[and whither to contribute such an item?]
# der Mouse
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