man command not honoring MANWIDTH and MANCOLOR ?

nacho Lariguet lariguet at
Sat Aug 15 15:48:45 PDT 2020

excerpts from: man man;


     MANWIDTH        If set to a numeric value, used as the width manpages
                     should be displayed.  Otherwise, if set to a special
                     value "tty", and output is to a terminal, the pages may
                     be displayed over the whole width of the screen.

     MANCOLOR        If set, enables color support.


set MANWIDTH="tty"; ### or even set MANWIDTH="240";

man whatever; ### still @ 80 columns (my screen @ 240x75) without color

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