Printing man page problem

Printing man page problem

Post by Stev » Tue, 25 Nov 1997 04:00:00



When printing man pages, I get character duplication and some
erroneous underscores on text that displays on screen as highlighted
(bright white) text .

Example Command:
man grep | lpr

Example Outputs:
stdout = NAME   #Bright White
printed = N NA AM ME E

stdout = grep [ - [ [AB] ] num ]        #Bright White
printed = g gr re ep p [ - - [ [AB] ]_ n_ u_ m ]

All other text prints normally.

I have a Dell XPS Pro200n running RedHat 4.1, an HP694C printer,
Ghostscript 3.33.

I configured the printer using Control Panel as follows:
Printer Driver:  HP DeskJet 550/560C/600 series
Color Depth: 3 Normal color with color cart.
Suppress Headers is checked
Convert ASCII to PS is checked
Send page break is NOT checked

 
 
 

Printing man page problem

Post by Roy Stogn » Tue, 25 Nov 1997 04:00:00



>When printing man pages, I get character duplication and some
>erroneous underscores on text that displays on screen as highlighted
>(bright white) text .

>Example Command:
>man grep | lpr
>Example Outputs:
>stdout = NAME       #Bright White
>printed = N NA AM ME E

This is because formatting codes understood by your terminal to mean
"Bright white" get misunderstood by your printer to mean "funky symbol
repetition".

Quote:>I have a Dell XPS Pro200n running RedHat 4.1, an HP694C printer,
>Ghostscript 3.33.

>I configured the printer using Control Panel as follows:
>Printer Driver:  HP DeskJet 550/560C/600 series
>Color Depth: 3 Normal color with color cart.
>Suppress Headers is checked
>Convert ASCII to PS is checked
>Send page break is NOT checked

I assume from the above that you have postscript printing working
correctly.  If so, then "man -t grep | lpr" will work perfectly.

When in doubt, "man -h" or "man man" would have helped.
---
Roy Stogner

 
 
 

1. Standard man pages to "Catted" man pages!

To Anyone Interested:

        How does one take a standard "troff"ed (?) man page that comes
with a package off the net (ending in .1, .2, etc) and turn in into a
compressed, "cat"ted man page (ending in .1.Z, .2.Z, etc) that are
stored in the directory /usr/man/catN (N = 1,2,3,...) that can be read
by the standard man utility that comes with the SLS distribution?  I'm
sure that this is trivial to do, and is probably written down
SOMEWHERE, but I've got only so many hours a day I can spend reading
FAQs and HOWTOs.  Thanx in advance...
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