[dev] Re: [dev] Re: [dev] [dev] Usage, -h, --help, help, synopsis, …

From: Suraj Kurapati <sunaku_AT_gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 17 Aug 2010 20:49:03 -0700

On Tue, Aug 17, 2010 at 8:27 PM, Kris Maglione <maglione.k_AT_gmail.com> wrote:
> GNU man has the annoying and difficult to stop habit of filling the entire
> width of the terminal rather than wrapping at 80 chars. And if you set
> $MANWIDTH or $COLUMNS to 80 and the terminal isn't that wide, you wind up
> with badly broken wrapping.

Agreed. GNU man really should do something like CSS's "max-width: 80em".

> As for bold, fortunately my terminal has it disabled,

I set up nice colors for bold and underline so things are easy to read
(see the attached screenshot). If anyone is interested, my Xdefaults
file is here:


> and reverse video has no place in manual pages.

Hehe, I went a little overboard there. :-)

Received on Wed Aug 18 2010 - 05:49:03 CEST

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