man pages.

man pages.

Post by Lingxun Che » Tue, 12 Aug 1997 04:00:00



I want to print out some man pages, but I can't use the -t option. If I
use redirection, then print, there will be a lot of annoying special
characters.

Does anybody have a good idea on how to do this? Thanks.

Eric

 
 
 

man pages.

Post by andy » Wed, 13 Aug 1997 04:00:00



> I want to print out some man pages, but I can't use the -t option. If

You have two options.

1. man command | lpr

2. nroff -man manpage_to_print | lpr



 
 
 

man pages.

Post by Joe McCaugh » Wed, 13 Aug 1997 04:00:00


: I want to print out some man pages, but I can't use the -t option. If I
: use redirection, then print, there will be a lot of annoying special
: characters.

: Does anybody have a good idea on how to do this? Thanks.

: Eric

You can pipe the man page through col -b to remove all
the wierd characters: man grep | col -b > filename

--Joe McCaughan   | The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge,

 
 
 

man pages.

Post by Axel Hech » Wed, 13 Aug 1997 04:00:00


use the groff command to do this.
It can produce ascii, Postscript, dvi etc.
And it has the most interesting commandline option I have seen since:
for manpages do
groff -m andoc -Tascii whatever.1
        ^
Oh I just love groff for that :-)

Axel

 
 
 

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        How does one take a standard "troff"ed (?) man page that comes
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