On Fri, Jun 09, 2006 at 03:01:14PM -0400, Wayne wrote: > Hi, > > 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.)
% man man | more the / command in more/less is a grep-like search. But if you really really want plainest of plain text then "man -t" will generate postscript, pipe it into ps2ascii (in the Ghostscript port) and the result will be long lines but very plain text. With proper print filters installed "man -t man | lpr" produces beautiful printed man pages. -- David Kelly N4HHE, [EMAIL PROTECTED] ======================================================================== Whom computers would destroy, they must first drive mad. _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"