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Re: Man page oddity



On Wed, 2006-03-29 at 22:45 +0100, Anne Wilson wrote:
> On Wednesday 29 March 2006 21:09, Les Mikesell wrote:
> > On Wed, 2006-03-29 at 13:38, Anne Wilson wrote:
> > > On Wednesday 29 March 2006 19:44, Les Mikesell wrote:
> > > > But, but, but...  Don't you really want the nice typeset version
> > > > from 'man -t ...'?  And you should be able to "...|lpr" instead
> > > > of bothering with files.
> > >
> > > All that gave me was a great scroll of gobbledegook!  Of course, I could
> > > always try man:man ;-)
> >
> > It is postscript.  You have to send it to a postscript printer
> > or one configured for pre-processing through ghostscript for
> > your device.
> >
> Ah - it scrolled of the terminal so fast that all I saw was the block of code 
> at the end.

Just try "man -t man | lpr" (replace the second "man" with something
you're particularly interested in if you prefer). If you're in the habit
of printing out manual pages, you might like the results of this.

Paul.


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