Bug 220300 - man.sh: accept negative MANWIDTH
Summary: man.sh: accept negative MANWIDTH
Status: New
Alias: None
Product: Base System
Classification: Unclassified
Component: bin (show other bugs)
Version: CURRENT
Hardware: Any Any
: --- Affects Some People
Assignee: freebsd-bugs (Nobody)
Keywords: patch
Depends on:
Reported: 2017-06-27 09:13 UTC by TEUBEL György
Modified: 2018-05-23 15:36 UTC (History)
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patch for negative MANWIDTH (959 bytes, patch)
2017-06-27 09:13 UTC, TEUBEL György
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Description TEUBEL György 2017-06-27 09:13:40 UTC
Created attachment 183834 [details]
patch for negative MANWIDTH

Accept negative MANWIDTH value in man.sh. In that case the width will be the screen width minus MANWIDTH.
Comment 1 Eitan Adler freebsd_committer freebsd_triage 2018-05-23 11:05:49 UTC
Do any other systems implement this? I'm not inherently opposed, it just doesn't seem like obvious behavior to have negative width imply a margin.
Comment 2 TEUBEL György 2018-05-23 15:36:24 UTC
I don't know whether other man implementations supports this (probably no).  I intended the meaning of the negative value is to count from the other (right) side.