Formatting MAN Pages to Fit on One Printer Page

Formatting MAN Pages to Fit on One Printer Page

Post by Creighton MacDonne » Mon, 08 Jan 1996 04:00:00

I would like to print off a lot of MAN pages. I am tired of sitting for hours
in front of this screen!

It would be nice if the pages were formatted so that the page numbers that
come with each MAN page actually ended up at the bottom of the printed page.

Can I use ?roff on the original source or something? Anyone know?


Formatting MAN Pages to Fit on One Printer Page

Post by Michael C Du » Tue, 09 Jan 1996 04:00:00

        There is a utility called mpage which you can use to format
1,2,4,or 8 pages of text per printed page.  It's output is of course
postscript, and you can use it to print out man pages, but I don't
remember exactly how.  But you can find it at:

                                                Good Luck
                                                Mike dunn

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I need to format BSD man pages, apparently written for the new man
macros which can only be used with GNU's groff text formatter,
using "classical" troff and man macros (e.g., troff from DWB 2.0).

Does there exist a conversion tool or a macroset usable with troff?

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