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Re: Man page oddity



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On Wed, 29 Mar 2006 18:11:06 +0100
Anne Wilson <cannewilson tiscali co uk> wrote:

> Something I've never seen before -
> 
> If a man page is long and I need to study it, I print it out from
> Konqueror (kio slave) which gives a nicely formatted, easy-to-read
> output.  Today I tried to print out two man pages.  One, amanda.conf,
> prints perfectly, but the other one, amanda, prints nothing other than
> the header line.  Nothing seems to make any difference to it.
> 
> I've got by using copy/past and printed out, so it's not a
> show-stopper.  I just wondered if anyone has seen this sort of thing
> before?
> 
> Anne

Hi Anne,

This is what I use to print and look at man pages. It is a bit easier.

#!/bin/bash
## INSTALLATION:
## MAKE A FILE mancon AND PLACE IT IN THE /USR/BIN DIRECTORY, YOU MUST
BE ROOT TO DO THIS ## CHMOD IT TO 700 - * CHOWN TO YOUR USERNAME - *
(chown user:user /usr/bin/mancon) ## TYPE IN mancon AT THE TERMINAL AND
YOU SHOULD SEE "What is the man page?" ## ANY QUESTIONS VISIT
HTTP://CODE-HEADS.COM

echo "CodeHeads Man Page Conversion"
read -p "What is the man page?? " M
if [[ $M == "" ]]
then
echo "Sorry need a MAN page to convert"
else
man $M | col -b > ~/$M.txt
echo; echo "Your file has been saved as $M.txt in your home directory"
fi

A text file always seems easier to print. :)  Hope this helps.

- -- 
Best regards,
~WILL~
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