On Jun 9, 2006, at 3:01 PM, Wayne wrote:
Was wondering how to get "man" to output pages in plain text? I want the basic formating (indentation & whatnot) but NOT the bold and other special effects. Just ascii text I can grep through. I tried setting the terminal type to "dumb" and the stupid thing still tries to do back-space overstrike bolding (jeesh - even LA-120s had fancier print capabilities than that, IIRC.)


  env TERM=dumb PAGER=ul man man

...seemed to work OK for me, compare this to not specifying a pager when you redirect the output to a file. Reading "man grotty" might give you additional things to tweak...

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-Chuck

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