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> Andrew Black (delete obvious bit) wrote:
>> I am finding that when I run some man commands (eg man ls) it gives me a
>> very short lines. It only does it for some users.
>> Any hint as to what is causing this (AIX 5.3)

> Maybe they have a 'export COLUMNS=xx' setting in their .profile. See
> 'man ls' for the COLUMNS setting.

Thanks for reply. I don't have such a setting.

Note it is only some MAN commands that do this (man less is OK).

Andrew Black