Exporting Man Pages

Greg Wildman rhlist at itns.co.za
Tue Nov 25 05:31:01 UTC 2003

On Mon, 2003-11-24 at 16:45, Øyvind Lode wrote:
> Hello list.
> I'm a quite new Linux user.
> I would like to export man pages to a file.
> Ex: I want to export the vsftpd man pages to a file.
> I did that with the following command:
> # man vsftpd.conf > vsftpd.txt
> This worked very good and I can now read the exported file (vsftpd.txt)
> with cat and vi.
> It appears exactly like it does when reading from the man pages command.
> But when I transer the file to a Windows box (XP) it doesn't look good
> at all.
> Some text appear "crypted" when reading in notepad so the file is hard
> to read and some text is not readable at all.

man vsftpd.conf | col -b | unix2dos > vsftpd.conf.txt


Any errors in spelling, tact or fact are transmission errors.

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